Webinar Series

Crafting community: An artisan coop workshop

In a world where mass production dominates, artisanal work is vital. This workshop is for artisans, crafters, and creatives who are passionate about preserving the integrity of handmade goods while navigating the modern business landscape. This engaging and insightful workshop will explore the logistics of creating a co-op, protecting your work, and reaching new markets.

Hear from Celine MacDonald, a founding member and creator of the Ohpahow Wawesecikiwak Arts Marketing Co-op, and Estrella Whetung, founding member of the Oodenaw Urban Indigenous Consulting Co-operative, about:   

  • Understanding of the co-op model and how to use it
  • The importance of a strong, authentic brand and how it can retain customers
  • Finding members to work with and creating dialogue to start working together
  • Asset-building and determining your common goal
  • Protecting your designs and intellectual property rights with contracts

This workshop is designed for artisans, crafters, and anyone in the creative industry looking to deepen their understanding of the modern marketplace. This workshop will provide valuable insights and actionable tips to help you create an artisan co-op, and important business considerations for artists.

Sign up to join us on Friday, June 14th at 11 a.m. (MT) for this 1.5 hour workshop: