This summer, the "Craft Reach" project was launched, which aims to support start-ups and current small producers in remote and sparsely populated areas. Matís is one of the seven partners in the project, which is funded for three years by the Northern Pheryphery and Arctic program. The project will be based on the success and experience of the "Économusée Craft International" project that laid the foundation for this project.
The main focus of the project is to help build and market craft businesses in remote and sparsely populated areas, and in the process encourage and inspire young people. Partners in the project are from Norway, Canada, the Faroe Islands, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Iceland and Greenland.
Matís is currently looking for craft companies that are interested in becoming an ÉCONOMUSÉE and are connected to the "Craft Reach" network. For more information, visit the website, www.economusee.eu.
There are already three ÉCONOMUSÉEs in Iceland, they are Leir 7 in Stykkishólmur, Arfleifð in Djúpavogur and Gestastofa Sútarans in Sauðárkrókur.
Craft companies interested in participating must meet the following conditions:
ÉCONOMUSÉE is a company that:
- Use traditional craft methods
- Produce traditional and / or new products with specific cultural connections
- Open its doors to the public to introduce the craft and the people behind it
- Has a building designed so that guests can show the processing and products
- Aims to become financially independent
Further information about the project or the current craft company can be found at www.economusee.eu.
If you think you meet the above criteria and are interested in being part of this exciting network, you can contact Gunnþórunn Einarsdóttir ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline to apply is December 21.