Category: Design Factory Member News
Regional cluster groups - December update!
Our cluster groups of members across the UK continue to meet regularly for networking, training and peer mentoring.
In 2016 Design Factory began to set up ‘regional hubs' so that all of our members will eventually have a group that is based within easy travelling distance of where they live / work. There are now 9 established groups and 3 more pending! Following our recent merger the groups have now been renamed as Design-Nation groups and will continue to meet throughout 2018.
Groups aim to meet every 2 months and are planning their programmes into 2018 and 2019. Design-Nation is supporting groups by providing funding for CPD activities. In 2017 this has included exhibitions and showcases, training workshops, creative development workshops and artist talks.
Design-Nation members are based across the UK and so the regional groups offer an excellent opportunity to link with other members and to benefit from exhibition and training opportunities. All members are eligible to join and the groups are led by two volunteer coordinators from each group. Each group has a dedicated private Facebook page for group discussions, sharing advice / recommendations and organising activities.
Membership of the regional cluster groups is an added benefit of Design-Nation membership - if you're a designer maker and interested in joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application form. The next deadline for applications is 31 December.