The New Craftsmen is looking for Craft Patrons to join our community of stake-holders for our next stage of growth, taking British craft to a global audience and creating bright futures for our community of exceptional makers.
To help fund the next stage of our development we are aiming to raise at least £150,000 through a partnership with Seedrs – one of the leading crowdfunding organisations in Europe. The funding will be used to continue to grow the business: funding new maker projects, digital and marketing objectives, and growth in our new US and Chinese markets. Investors will take share equity in The New Craftsmen and qualifying investors should be eligible for EIS tax relief; they can also become members of our Craft Patrons’ scheme.
To find out more, please follow this link. You will be required to register and answer a few questions (including your eligibility to invest) but this does not take you much more than a minute and is to ensure that we (and Seedrs) do not breach any financial regulations.
As pioneers of the contemporary craft landscape, our business success and brand salience speak volumes, but The New Craftsmen is, at its heart, a story about people: our incredibly talented community of craftspeople, our fantastic team and our supportive clients. On a daily basis we work with individual makers to develop products, their artistic practice and grow their businesses. By supporting us, you help to lift up not just one maker but a whole community.
Our relationship with Artist & Designer Malgorzata Bany as one example. We began working with this young talent when a recent graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art, where she experimented with the material possibilities of Jesmonite in sculptural, non-functional forms. Over the last 4 years, Malgorzata has applied her strong visual language to develop a range of furniture and decorative accessories, and the collections exhibited with The New Craftsmen are now highly sought after with our interior design clients and US customers alike. Last year, we worked closely with Malgorzata in curating our exhibition for London Design Festival; to create a stunning installation strongly informed by Malgorzata’s minimal aesthetic and refined sensibility. The exhibition also launched a new collection of furniture, as well as an exclusive range of lighting, to critical acclaim. This is one of many examples of how we have applied our expertise and experience to support the growth of a maker, imparting our passion for their talent to an international audience.
Click here to learn more. You will be required to register and answer a few questions (including your eligibility to invest) but this does not take you much more than a minute and is to ensure that we (and Seedrs) do not breach any financial regulations.
Once you are through you will be able to see in some detail our plans.