Pop-up shop to showcase creative industries

Local creative people and businesses are being given the opportunity to display and sell a range of arts, crafts and design work in Stirling city centre this summer.

A temporary pop-up shop called ‘MADE IN STIRLING’ at 58 Murray Place, Stirling will run from mid July through to the end of September and anyone interested in this opportunity to showcase and sell their work is being urged to bring forward proposals for the shop.

The pop-up shop is the first project of the newly formed Stirling Creative Industries Forum (SCIF) and links in with the wider Start Up Street initiative, which is aimed at revitalising the city centre by bringing new and interesting uses to vacant commercial property.  SCIF is a branch of the Stirling Business Panel and is specifically focused on addressing the needs of people working in Stirling’s creative industries.

The shop will provide retail and display space for the best work by local artists, photographers, designers and artisans.  It will also provide information on ‘what’s on’, with daily listings of upcoming cultural and creative events across Stirling, promoting creative venues and activities across the Stirling area.

Garry Freckleton, Chair of SCIF and Co-director of Twenty Ten Architecture, said:  “We are really excited to launch the ‘pop-up’ shop and urge local creative businesses and artists to submit proposals to utilise the space over the summer.  In addition to showcasing some of Stirling’s finest arts, crafts and design work; the shop will provide a wealth of information to tourists and residents on cultural activities in the Stirling area.
“Our thanks go to Stirling Council, which has provided financial support to the project, Stirling Development Agency, which has provided a temporary lease on the unit and Ogilvies and Stirling Electrical who have sponsored trades for the fit out of the shop. It has been a hugely positive experience witnessing what has been achieved in such a short period of time, with Stirling’s community really coming together.”

SCIF is currently seeking proposals from creative businesses and people in the Stirling area to utilise the space for retail and exhibition of creative goods (e.g. art, crafts, design work, print, photography, jewellery, etc.) between the 16th July and the 24th of September.

For more information and an application form, please contact: Sarah Frood, Icecream Architecture at: sarah@icecreamarchitecture.com or phone: 0751307499.

To join SCIF, please visit www.stirlingbusinesspanel.org/creative-industries