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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cluster


The Littleton Studio School provides a range of classes and workshops to artists of all ages and experience level, featuring pottery and jewelry offerings taught by juried artists. Classes are also taught in painting, drawing, fiber, blacksmithing and basketry. The School has an active enthusiastic following and is an important part of Littleton, NH’s strong art community and Main Street experience. Founded nine years ago, the School is now grappling with key decisions of growth, including matters of policy, safety, facility location and layout, marketing and branding.

The School requested the assistance of PSU, based on knowledge of the Lancaster Community Development Support initiative (PCL 105). A member of the project team ran an intensive six-hour retreat for the Board of Directors and key staff members, through which the organization came to terms with the challenges mentioned above. A decision was made by the Board to proceed with the next stage of support through a PSU cluster-based initiative in Fall 2017. The list of potential projects is long, prominently including marketing and branding challenges, assistance with website and social media communication, board functioning and key services. As the next step, the Board and PSU will work to establish mutually beneficial priorities, commencing in September 2017.

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