Craft Fellowships at MAC Birmingham

Craft Fellowships at MAC Birmingham

A partnership between MAC Birmingham and Craftspace

A group portrait of the 5 Craft Fellows.

Craft Fellows 2018. (Photo: Kate Green)

April – December 2018

You can see work commissioned during the Fellowship scheme on show at MAC Birmingham until March 2019. Scroll down for expert advice on starting a career as a professional craftsperson from the arts professionals who led each session.

“I feel a renewed confidence in myself and my goals because of this workshop. I know that if I write it down, break it down into small, manageable steps and then take action I can achieve my goals. Even the big ones that feel scary and daunting.” Danielle, Craft Fellow.

From April to December 2018 Craftspace supported the programme for Midland’s Arts Centre (MAC) Craft Fellows scheme.

Over nine months, five graduates from Midlands craft courses undertook a programme of professional development and skills-building to prepare for their own practice. Each fellow was also commissioned to create new work which will resulted in an exhibition at MAC in November 2018.

The scheme included:
* support and guidance in developing their professional practice and business acumen
* training & professional development opportunities
* space and resources to explore and make
* opportunities to present work and receive critical feedback
* professional and business development events
* mentoring and master classes from professional makers
* an Artist’s Pass to access studio facilities at MAC
* a commission of a new piece of work that will be developed during the Fellowship and exhibited at MAC at the end of the fellowship

We have created blog pages to share the fellow’s experiences of each of the sessions, as well as Top Tips from the facilitators who share a wealth of expertise in business and craft.

The Craft Fellows are Stuart Crabbe, Danielle Laurent, Laura Marriott, Amy McCranor and Amarah Simms.

Click on the links to read the fellow’s blog posts and get some top tips from the experts at each session as they are uploaded:

Craft Fellows programme May – December 2018

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A group portrait of the 5 Craft Fellows.

See work commissioned from this year’s Craft Fellows.

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