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Artists’ co-op joins European project

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A Carmarthen artists’ and makers’ co-operative has successfully applied to be part of a special EU-funded project Grundtvig, organised by the Life Long Learning organisation.

The project will see Origin, with a new gallery on King Street , working over the next two years to create links within Europe to preserve and develop the traditional crafts of various regions. ​

With groups from partner countries Belgium, Cyprus, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey, Origin will create a comprehensive database of the traditional crafts still being made in the various regions. Exhibitions will also be held in conjunction with the partnership meetings in each country to help establish links and support for the craftworkers, and bring their work to a wider audience.

“We are thrilled to be part of this exciting venture,” said Carroll Nunnerley, who has taken on the role of project co-ordinator and been influential in establishing original links with the countries.

“It is a tremendous opportunity for of our makers to travel abroad, experience new skills and share their knowledge of marketing craft in the modern world.”

The first meeting of the partnership was held in Llandovery at the beginning of November and a welcoming reception was held at Origin’s King Street shop for the visiting makers. A selection of traditional work from each country can be seen on display at Origin.

Source: This is South Wales

The Wales Co-operative Centre provides advice and support to social enterprises and co-operatives within the Convergence area of Wales.


Written by C Kenzie

November 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Posted in social enterprise

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