Cascading Innovation to the Craft, Artisan and Creative Sectors

the project.

What we do

CASCADE stands for Craft and Artisan Skills for Co-operative And Digital Enterprise and Innovation Gains, and has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The current Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on creative, craft and artisan producers as they often rely on live events, craft fairs or local markets for sales; our project will foster innovation to help this sector build resilience.

our aims.



  • Enable micro entrepreneurs to support the growth of their businesses.
  • Develop innovations in manufacture design and business models
  • Enable micro entrepreneurs in the creative, craft and artisan sectors to share the intangible cultural heritage they carry with their wider communities.

Recent & Upcoming Events

‘CASCADING the future!’ – Final Multiplier Event

21 June, 2023 @ 10:30 (BST) - 15:00 (BST)

Join us for an exciting arts and craft summer event - CASCADING the Future! This in-person event is happening on Wed Jun 21 2023 10:30 AM (British [...]

Sneak peek from our final multiplier event organised with the help of our amazing partners, Good Things Collective! We'd like to thank everyone who [...]

It has been a few days since our most recent transnational partner gathering, which was held in Lancaster, United Kingdom this time. We got [...]

We were thrilled to be able to attend our partner meeting in Virginia, Ireland to meet all the project partners in person and discuss the [...]

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Training Resources

Our co-created training resources will be accessible, bite-sized, and easy to use. Co-created by our potential end-users.

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Taking part

The CASCADE research project is looking for people who will be able to take part in workshops, interviews and join an online Facebook community of practice (within a closed group), to explore how you build, manage and run your business. Our workshops aim to help you: gain knowledge and skills to support business growth, develop innovations in manufacture, design, and business model, and enable the sharing of cultural heritage.

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Contact us

We have project teams in a number of locations, including: Poland, Ireland, England, Bulgaria and Italy.