This page outlines the benefits that you are entitled to as part of your Craft Central membership. Please note, that some benefits are only available to some member levels.
Your membership is:
Our Creative members get access to hotline support followed by an additional free hour consultation on intellectual property, with a leading intellectual property law firm with unrivaled experience and success working within the craft and design industry.
IP hotline - Depending on the nature of the question, the question will be answered by phone or will proceed with a consultation.
Consultations/IP phone - Briffa will provide you with a free hour-long consultation that can resolve any issues without the need to spend any money.
As part of this, they would undertake a review of the issue in question but also look at other areas you might not have thought. They would then provide you with a written advice note, from which you may then have the issue in hand or want to explore other areas. If they were to recommend any work, this would be done on a fixed fee basis and they can offer you some form of discount on any of their services.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7288 6003
All creative members get access to a craft workers and designer makers scheme offered by a leading insurance group. Terms and Conditions are reviewed by each member as it might not apply to everyone’s needs. The scheme automatically allows up to £50,000 per annum of turnover for goods sent to USA/Canada which it is not overly common with other schemes.
The basic cover under the scheme includes the following covers:
The scheme automatically allows up to £50,000 per annum of turnover for goods sent to USA/Canada which it is not overly common with other schemes.
More information - https://www.thecleargroup.com/craftanddesign
All creative members are entitled to inclusion in our online Member Directory. Our members’ practice can be listed on the Craft Central 'Designer Maker' Directory on our website: https://www.craftcentral.org.uk/designer-maker-directory
It allows our members to be more visible and be part of a like-minded community of craftspeople and artists. From time to time we may invite you to be part of a marketing campaign that will enable people to be directed to your profile.
For 50% discount, our creative members have the use of the co-working spaces at the Forge,. Full price is £120 a month. Discounted price is £60 per month.
24/7 access, with secure access and lockers for your belongings. Long, tall workbenches, traditional desks, or work in our communal cafe area - all accompanied by high-speed WiFi and task lighting. Lockers come with the package so you can keep any work related items and essentials safely stowed away.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members are entitled to get a discount when using Craft Central Gallery or the teaching room for an exhibition, event, or workshop. Specific conditions may apply.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members are entitled to get a discount when participating in special events organised by Craft Central throughout the year.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members are entitled to get a discount on exclusive partner opportunities communicated and negotiated by Craft Central. Specific conditions may apply.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members are entitled to get a discount when participating in Craft Central Makers Markets i.e. Winter Market in November. Specific conditions may apply.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members are entitled to get some yearly individual in-house business support i.e business plan, tax return, funding, digital marketing, promotion.
All creative members get access to our Member Newsletter. This newsletter contains news, opportunities, and updates specially selected for the needs of our members. It is published every 2 months.
Craft Central also promotes members of its community. So please fill in the following form if you need us to promote your news, events, or exhibition.
All creative members are entitled to use our co-working and desk space. Depending on the level of your membership, a discount may apply. Specific conditions may apply.
Depending on the type of membership, our creative members can access exclusive professional development opportunities on various community-based programmes Specific conditions may apply.
An example is our current programme Flax Exchange.