Being a glass artist and knowing that the previous years glass had been on the decline in the One Year On shows, it was a long shot. So my advice to you if your a year on in a creative business, APPLY, you never know what could happen unless you try, even if you think you wont get a look in. Do it anyway you might be pleasantly surprised.
PR is something I was not very confident in and I am still learning. The team behind and supporting New Designers work so hard getting your images and news to the right readers. Be organised with your news and images ahead of the event. You'll need strong images that speak for the work you make. I was pleased to see my images be selected by Aesthetica Magazine, Design Curial - good images get used. Invest in your photography as soon as possible.
It was a pleasure to work with Rheanna Ingram, One Year On curator, her experience, knowledge and her approach was friendly, to the point and extremely helpful.
Patricia Van, from the Design Trust, a wonderful women with a vast amount of knowledge. All the OYO's were invited to join two webinars with Patricia, these were fabulous. Everything a new business needs to know and more. Invaluable resource for sure.
Also I would like to mention Beth from Upper Streets Events. She kept us all in the know via regular emails. I appreciated all her help and information from the start right till the end.
During the show.