Artisan helps enterprises
Artisan is an incubation hub, situated on an industrial estate on the North West Coast of lutruwita/Tasmania. The project supports for-purpose enterprises and artisans. Artisan reduces costs and provides marketing and business mentoring so as to assist these enterprises to achieve viability quickly.
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker…
Mentoring skilled makers
Artisan is community centered. It strengthens a local desire for life-long learning and generating new opportunities for people-centered work. Artisan creates a legacy of new opportunities, entry points and educational pathways for participants who lack opportunity, while building inclusivity into local small business.
Enterprises are supported on site until they can operate viably and independently. In exchange, they agree to provide innovative pathways for local young people who are disengaged from mainstream education, employment, literacies, and life-long learning. Artisan aligns with Brand Tasmania by taking a regional development approach to supporting local makers interested in specialty skills such as paper making. Artisan has a view to engaging further makers in 2024 including a shipwright, stone mason, blacksmith, carpenter, arborist, quality care workers, and digital designers to name a few.
By mentoring a select group of skilled workers and start-ups, Artisan helps rebuild disappearing skills and trades, and supports emerging careers.