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A collage of painted, cut, stitched and folded paper. The motifs; dots, lines and patches of colour are inspired by old maps.

Field Notes

The Moore Field II

Matthew Harris The motifs; dots, lines and patches of colour are inspired by old maps denoting roads and fields.

a drawing in the style of a comic of a young man drilling into wood

Making My Home


Workshop session drawn by Maeve Clancy

The InSIte log: handmade style font over a close up of embroidery.

In:Site Festival

IN:SITE 2014

8-12 September 2014 Birmingham Cathedral Square, Colmore Row, Birmingham

AN example of craftwork. Scissors and a scissor case lie on a piece of applique.

AHRC CARE:Handsworth & Dublin skills exchange

Sharing skills between Birmingham and Dublin

A project for people aged 50+.

a cluster of leaf shapes made of thin metal indented with patterns.

Marking My Place


Testing out workshop ideas


About Us

Craftspace: who we are


Craftspace is a crafts development organisation.

We work to push boundaries and perceptions of crafts practice, presentation and learning.

We build relationships between artists, people and organisations

Our ideas explore crafts in diverse social and cultural settings

We work with others nationally and internationally

We do this through a programme of touring exhibitions, research and participatory projects.

We have over 20 years experience and continue to be open to new and thought provoking ways of working.

More about us

Our work is supportive and developmental, enabling the sharing of skills and  knowledge.  

Each project is bespoke. Artists, participants and partners are involved in planning, development, collaboration, documentation and reflection.

We also undertake consultancy to develop and facilitate arts related commissions and initiatives.

Charity details

Craftspace is a non profit distributing company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital and registered in England No. 2492368, Craftspace is registered as an Educational Charity No. 1001237

Deirdre Figueiredo comments on our successful inclusion in the Arts Council England National Portfolio:

“We were very pleased to be one of the 695 organisations to become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from 2012 to 2014. We are currently funded by ACE and so it means we will have sustained funding over the next four years which will enable us to continue work to develop the craft sector, lever in further funds to provide opportunities for artists to produce new work and engage a wide range of audiences to participate in making. Birmingham City Council has taken the decision to withdraw revenue funding from all small scale independent arts organisations from April 2012, including Craftspace. It will be a challenging time ahead for the arts sector. Whilst it has been good news for Craftspace, we are sad that many excellent arts organisations with whom we collaborate will no longer receive funding from ACE and we hope that they will find a way to continue their activities.”


Developing people, ideas and opportunities through contemporary craft.

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