Made in Croydon

A community interest company

 

Welcome to our creative community connecting artists, designers and makers who are from Croydon, work there or create works inspired by the place. We run markets, socials, workshops and classes for professionals, hobbyists and those interested in the creative sector.

Why not join our mailing list or come to one of our upcoming events?

 

Coming Up!

 

Sunday 25th November | Makers’ Market Boxpark

Sunday 16th December | Makers’ Market Boxpark

Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 9th December | Christmas in Croydon North End

 

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Makers’ Market

Sat 4 August 2018

Photo©Vipul Sangoi
MIC Social

Wed 1 August 2018

Photo©Michael To
Makers’ Market

Sat 23 June 2018

Photo©Vipul Sangoi & Josi Kiss
Made in Croydon is a not-for-profit company which works to support Croydon’s Creative communities.
We want to promote, commission and connect all of the great designers, artisans and manufacturers who are inspired by, living or creating in Croydon, and we want to help them to find new markets and audiences for their products.

We want to encourage and support the cultural and arts communities of the borough and we particularly want to help to promote a positive image of Croydon and its place in the art, design and product worlds in the UK.

We want the arts and creativity to grow and thrive in Croydon; we will help to make this happen by supporting the work of professional artists, designers and craftspeople in the borough and connecting them to local manufacturers and retailers. Our long-term goal is also to help aspiring artists and craftspeople to enter the market and make it grow.

The Team
The Made in Croydon team has a huge amount of diverse experience in creating supportive frameworks that link and help Croydon communities. All of our directors live and work in Croydon and are passionate about helping people and companies; all of us see the incredible talents and opportunities the borough has to offer.

The directors include: writer and journalist, Bernadette Fallon; Lives Not Knives youth worker, Jack Kew; former brand manager & senior buyer for Selfridges & House of Fraser, Josi Kiss; international designer & photographer, Vipul Sangoi; and businesswoman & publican, Esther Sutton.

Our co-ordinator for the project is administrator, designer & illustrator, Michael To.

We would love to hear from any new artists, craftspeople, designers, businesses or community groups who are passionate about making Croydon a centre for creative activity and industry, as well as making it a viable place to sell creative work.

We are always looking for more partners to work with so please do get in touch with us if this is something that sparks your interest.

Current Projects
One of our most exciting events is our regular pop-up Makers’ Markets at Boxpark Croydon, High Street, festivals and various other locations.

We’re developing relationships with other community groups and local enterprise to offer our partners commissions for events and one-off projects; for example, merchandise and gift bags to help promote Croydon.

We’re also working to find new markets for our partners, including setting up new pop-up spaces in the borough and teaming up with existing markets. We will also offer support and training for our members.

Ongoing marketing and promotion for our members: promoting local designers, craftspeople, artists and events in partnership with groups such as Boxpark, Croydon Council, local art galleries including RISE, The Paxton Centre and Turf Projects.

Coming up
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS | to help you maximise your works impact and sales.

ARTS & CRAFTS CLASSES | we provide both taster sessions and short courses for those interested in arts & crafts hobbies.

WELLBEING WORKSHOPS | working with NHS social prescription to create a safe and welcoming environment to promoted wellbeing and combat social isolation.

HUB | a social and business network linking designers, makers, artists and business.

MADE IT IN CROYDON! | a programme focusing on the creative industry as a viable and rewarding career option through fairs, a Croydon-based mentorship scheme linking established designers and makers with new and aspiring artists and craftspeople, and practical short courses.

TRAILS | a Croydon arts & crafts trail based on the Open Studio concept, working with local businesses to showcase artists, designers and crafts people.

ONLINE | an online sales, promotion and information platform for our members and the Made in Croydon projects.

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