Craftspace is a charity creating opportunities to see, make and be curious about exceptional contemporary craft.
We are based in Birmingham and work collaboratively regionally, nationally and internationally.
We build relationships between artists, people and organisations and encourage the sharing of ideas, skills and knowledge.
We have 30 years’ experience and continue to learn, push boundaries and challenge ideas.
Craftspace initiates artistic programmes which stimulate creative excellence, critical thinking and understanding of contemporary crafts in the widest social and cultural contexts.
Our offices are not open to the public. See event details for opening hours and locations.
Please see website for details.
We organise exhibitions and projects with partners. Our events take place in many different venues. Please see the website for more details.
Craftspace Touring initiates an average of four exhibitions per annum of varying scales, each touring for 12 - 18 months. Each exhibition includes a range of interpretive, publicity, educational materials and resources. The majority of exhibitions are conceived and organised to tour to public art galleries and museums both in the region, nationally and internationally. However, to implement Craftspace's regional strategies for access, audience and crafts development, the programme also includes exhibitions, projects and events targeted at non-gallery community or business settings. We initiate two to three large scale life-long learning projects a year which offer people of all ages the opportunity to participate through making.
Current priorities are South Asian crafts development, rural touring and crafts in relation to disability. Craftspace Touring offers a range of advisory services in arts and audience development, education and life long learning initiatives, exhibition development and touring. In the past we have worked with local authorities, arts organisations and makers groups.
Decorative and Applied Art
0121 608 6668