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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

Deirdre Figueiredo comments on our successful inclusion in the Arts Council England National Portfolio 2015-18:
“We are pleased to be one of the 670 organisations who were successful in applying to be an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from 2015 to 2018.
Craftspace is an award winning organisation, pioneering approaches to engaging a diverse public with world class contemporary craft. Sustained investment over the next four years will enable us to develop the craft sector, lever in further funds to provide opportunities for artists to produce ambitious new work and engage a wide range of audiences to participate in making.
In relation to our public engagement work, we are particularly interested in the themes of social justice, social innovation and ways in which craft can contribute to the strengthening and progression of civil society.
It will no doubt continue to be a challenging fundraising climate 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 not receive funding from ACE and we hope that they will find a way to sustain their activities.”

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


Developing people, ideas and opportunities through contemporary craft.

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