Management and governance
Craftspace operates with a small experienced team of six permanent roles led by the Director Deirdre Figueiredo, MBE.
The Board is led by our Chair Matthew Rhodes, Managing Director of Encraft and currently has seven other Trustees. These are non-executive voluntary roles. The board plays an essential role in ensuring good governance whilst supporting advocacy, fundraising and development of the organisation’s strategic and business plans.
The Craftspace team:
Director, Deirdre Figueiredo
Deirdre is the Director of Craftspace.
Operations and Development Manager, Emma Larkinson (part time)
Emma contributes to fundraising, development and office management.
Exhibitions and Projects Development Manager, Emma Daker (full time)
Emma is project manager for many of our current projects including, Made in the Middle, Radical Craft, Making Moves and Shelanu.
Learning and Engagement Manager, vacant (part time)
Learning and Engagement Manager, Deirdre Buckley (part time)
Deirdre Buckley is one half of our job share post. She leads on learning and engagement projects and is currently working on Making for Change.
Marketing, Lisa Falaschi (part time)
Lisa manages Craftspace’s websites, press relations, mailing lists and much of the print and branding.
Administrative Assistant, Amy Kirkham (part time)
Amy is the person most likely to answer the phone to you.
Interns and Apprentices:
Sarah Lopez, Creative Apprenticeship, April 2015-2016
Sarah supported the learning and engagement team and mostly working on Making For Change.