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The Business of Craft Course

  • PEI Crafts Council 98 Water Street Charlottetown Canada (map)

We are excited to announce that Jody Racicot  will be the facilitator for the course!

Jody Racicot is a lifelong artist, craftsman and teacher. His furniture has been featured in National publications and has been exhibited from BC to PEI.
Jody teaches the business of performing for Holland College’s school of Performing Arts.
His work can be seen at

Along with Jody's experience and enthusiasm, there will be a number of guest speakers to provide you with the most up to date information you need to run your craft business.

The Course:

The Business of Craft Course is a 10 week course, 3 hours per week.

The Speakers:
April 2 - INTRO TO CRAFT BUSINESS - no guest speaker 
April 9 - DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN - Heather Rossiter & Preston Llewellyn
April 16 - WHOLESALE AND CRAFT SHOWS - Bernard Burton 
Due to elections on Tue April 23, the class will be held on Wednesday.
April 30 - GRANTS AND FUNDING - Shannon Pratt
May 7 - MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA - Mary Beth Malone  
May 14 - LAW for CREATIVE INDUSTRIES - Morgan Watts 
May 21 - FINANCES, TAX, BUDGETS - Joyce Boles
May 28 - RETAIL AND CONSIGNMENT SALES - Brian Lorimer, Morgan Saulnier   
June 4 - WRAP UP - Roundtable with guest PEICC members

Can I miss a class?
Yes, you can miss a class.   We will make sure to catch you up on anything you miss.

Is this a good course for someone thinking about starting a craft business?
Yes, it is.   You will gain knowledge from your peers, guest speakers and be pointed towards resources which will help get you started in the right direction.

If you you are working in the craft sector, as an emerging artisan, established artisan, small business owner, or as a craft shop owner, this course is for you!

200$+HST PEICC Members
250$ + HST Non Members
30$+HST per single class