Are you an entrepreneur, culture vulture, or community group? Join a Spot-lit workshop in November to discover how to create new products for the untapped literary tourism market and bring even more tourists to your NPA Region.
Literary Tourism is an emerging niche sector within the wider cultural tourism sector, where places with literary heritage offer author and fiction-related literary tourism opportunities along with opportunities arising from literary festivals, trails and book shops.
Spot-lit Workshop Details
Spot-lit workshops are open to small businesses, social enterprises, community groups and literary associations with a unique idea for the development of literary tourism in their area. Attendance at one of these workshops is essential in order to be eligible to apply for The Business Support Programme valued at up to €10,000.
There will be a call-out for applications for the Business Support Programme in December, businesses, a single organisation or an alliance working together may apply.
The workshop will:
- Provide you with an overview of the Spot-lit programme; how to apply to become a participating business (micro-enterprise or SME) etc
- Explore possibilities for how literary tourism might be developed in your local area – and how this relates to your business.
- Key elements required to develop literary and cultural tourism in your region / or connecting your business to the cultural / literary tourism sector including:
Designing and developing a literary tourism business/experience; knowing and growing your market.
Now is the perfect time to join us and discuss the possibilities of literary tourism in Ireland.
Attendance at the workshops is free of charge, though registration is essential.
26th November Sligo, 27th November Mayo, 28th November Galway Registration Details
Workshops in Finland will be delivered in the Finnish language.
25th November Kajaani, 26th November Kuhmo, 27th November Suomussalmi, 4th December Sotkamo Registration Details