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Creative East Lothian (CreativeEL) will be an online hub for East Lothian’s local artists, designers and makers enabling them to showcase their work and activities. At the centre of the hub will be a directory, which will increase the member’s online presence through a dedicated website and customised social media platforms. The members will pay a fee to be part of the directory, in return their work and activities will be promoted and featured on the CreativeEL website, and through social media channels. This hub will enable artists and designers to generate more sales and commissions. CreativeEL will make member’s information more accessible and visible to potential customers and those interested in supporting creative activities within East Lothian. Visitors to the website will be able to see all the registered members, and search for exactly what they want, whether it be an event, a product, a workshop or a studio to visit.
CreativeEL will hold a monthly get together for its members as well as pop-up shops throughout the county, allowing conversations, collaborations and a physical creative community to form. Members will have an opportunity to develop their own skills through the contacts they make and feel connected to others through common interest.
Alongside the membership CreativeEL will offer a range of services to assist its members businesses with their online presence. Services provided will include one to one classes in Twitter, Facebook, blogging, video blogging and making it all work together to promote their work.
CreativeEL aims to create an accessible digital and physical community while putting East Lothian’s creative side on the digital map.
Lucy is a textile designer currently doing a PhD in Sonic Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. Lucy also did her undergraduate degree at DJCAD, her final honors collection can be viewed at www.lucyrobertsondesigns.co.uk
In between her undergraduate and PhD Lucy worked as a science communicator, artist in residence and enterprise executive. Find out more here: www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-robertson