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Calling all Nelson, West Kootenay Artisans

Are you an artisan in the Nelson and West Kootenay area who creates authentic handcrafted products?

Do you want to welcome visitors into your workshop and share the knowledge and tradition of your craft?

Would you like to transform your business into something more? 

The Économusée® BC Artisans at Work program, in partnership with the City of Nelson and the French Economic Development Society of British Columbia, will soon be launching a new cultural tourism initiative which draws on the rich historical tradition of arts and crafts in the West Kootenay region to showcase our local artisans, their methods, and their wares. 

Please follow the link for detailed information about the program and its requirements.

Économusée® Artisans At Work promotes traditional artisan trades as viable businesses that contribute to regional economic development, sustainable communities and cultural tourism.

An international brand for a network of over 70 certified experiential tourism destinations in Northern Europe and across Canada, the Économusée®

Artisans at Work global network includes a huge variety of artisan workshops open to visitors – potters, jewelers, fine woodworkers, taxidermists, cheesemakers, chocolatiers, wine, beer and cider makers, distilleries... and much more!

These thriving entrepreneurs open their workshops to the public as ‘living museums’.

By sharing their traditional skills and knowledge, as well as innovative contributions to their craft, artisans create new opportunities to showcase their authentic products. For visitors interacting with artisans at work and touring their facilities, it is a rich cultural learning experience.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest is August 1st, 2017.