Apply to take part in Craft Hub's new 5-day residencies throughout Europe, explore experimental ways of making and draw inspiration from local cultural context and practices.
Maker Exchange Residencies are a central part of the newly funded EU Craft Hub project which will showcase the wealth of European Craft practice and address sector challenges through artist residencies, training workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and a European Festival of Craft.
Between March – July 2022 Craft Hub will run a series of 5 day Maker Exchange Residencies hosted by the project partners:
- Carlow County Council – Ireland
- UWTSD – Wales
- Design School Kolding – Denmark
- Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Portugal
- Glasmalerei Peters – Germany
- Materahub – Italy
Each residency will have a different theme that has been inspired by the local cultural context, craft practices, expertise and techniques and how such practices might be applied across Europe.
These residencies are a capacity building opportunity for existing and future craft practitioners to support new professional opportunities, stimulate the creation of new works, increase and interconnect knowledge on craft-making skills.
They will to push the boundaries of Craft making processes through new experimental ways of making.
Who are the Maker Exchange Residencies for?
The Maker Exchange Residency Programme is for Craft Practitioners. In this context Craft Practitioners are professionals with a career in Craft making, that need tools to develop and refresh their Craft making skills to increase self-expression and self-efficacy.
This opportunity is open to European makers and UK-based makers.
About Craft Hub
Craft Hub is a collaborative project involving partners from Ireland, UK, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Norway and Denmark, co-funded by Creative Europe.
The partners, including Craft Scotland, will work together on Craft Hub over the next three years to illustrate craft’s importance in our shared European cultural heritage, and its continuing relevance in contemporary practice.
Partners include: Carlow County Council, University of Wales, Glasmaleri Peters Studios, Materahub, Design Skolen Kolding, Craft Scotland, Nova School of Science & Technology, Oecon and Oslomet.