Making Spaces

Young Scot workshop 2018 / Photography by Ellie Morag

Making Spaces - Craft Scotland's programme connecting communities with contemporary craft. 


All Across Scotland

Through the Making Spaces programme, Craft Scotland offers opportunities for people of all ages to engage with contemporary craft and work with makers from across Scotland.

The act of making can actively improve quality of life and promote social inclusion and so we work with partners to deliver long-term projects for targeted groups and communities.

Making Spaces involves participants in creative learning enabling them to learn new skills from experienced makers and develop their knowledge of craft processes and materials. It also benefits makers by encouraging them to experiment with their practice, meet new audiences and gain experience within different settings and communities.

As a partner for the Craft Council’s education manifesto, Our Future Is In The Making: An Education Manifesto for Craft and Making, we are committed to encouraging and supporting the next generation of makers. 

Over the last few years, we have worked with a range of organisations including Historic Environment Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Ostrero, The Living Memory Association and NHS Lothian.

See the Partner section for more information about current partners and projects.

Making Spaces for Teachers

Craft Scotland runs a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshops for teachers to support the Curriculum for Excellence. These workshops enhance and support classroom learning by developing teachers’ practical making skills and introducing them to a range of material processes. 

In turn, this activity helps to widen access to tools and facilities within the schools as well as introduce new techniques suitable for the classroom. 

Making Spaces for Makers

Craft Scotland offers a range of opportunities to support makers with their education or public projects. We organise workshops for makers where invited speakers can share best practice, introduce makers to interesting projects and initiatives running across Scotland.


All of the work that the students made was exciting and unexpected. This is what makes these projects so special. 

Meet Your Maker 2018/19 - Maker
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