Membership Criteria Updated
Following a few discussions with interested would be creator members, I have clarified the membership criteria as there was confusion. A member does not have to live or be based in the National Park. The Peak District Creations area covers areas outside of the national park, in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and of course Derbyshire. A creator may be inspired by the National Park, or its surroundings, the Creator may gain supplies of materials from within or around the Peak District area. We can't all live in a small stone built cottage in the foothills of the High Peak for example .... (currently damp and cold as I type) . The website is designed to promote creations with a direct asscociation with the Peak District. I suspect as time progresses, the Qualifying Criteria will be refined further. For now:-
Qualifying to be a Member
- The creator or organization must be based within the Peak District Area or surroundings - this can include the place of work, studio, workshop or primary gallery (see note below)
- Add value to a material rather than simply buy in, re-package and sell on
- The creations must exhibit some level of skill and ability on the part of the creator in their making.
Each case will be considered on its merits at application.
The geographical area refered to as the Peak District National Park is not the defined limits to Peak District Creations members - Creators may live & work in the Peak Park, or may visit frequently. Many creators which are based far and wide draw inspiration from the Peak District Area and produce creations which reflect that which is special about the Peak District. There must be a clear ascociation between the creation and the Peak District - this is not always easily defined and is why each case is concidered on its own merits. If you would like to join the creators on the site, please use the contact form.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Image from Look Creations - Windgather Rocks Nr Whaley Bridge