Thank you! We reached our fundraising target of £52,500. Look out for details of our future plans.

“Making makes me… happy fulfilled and relaxed”

“..it made me think that I could do anything…”

Be Curious with Us…

Craftspace is a charity and we rely on donations. All of the money we raise is used to deliver opportunities to see, make and learn about craft.

With your support we can continue to deliver extraordinary encounters with craft and invest in talented makers who reveal the breadth of possibilities for contemporary making.

Our projects deliver creative excellence, enjoyment, material knowledge, skills, pleasure and professional development . Your donation will help us to nurture more talent and reach more people.

8 ways you can support Craftspace today

An eccentric looking woman lies back on a bench covered with a blanket. She looks shocked.

A donation of £250-£1000 pays for artists’ time to take risks, experiment with different materials or collaborators to make new work for our next major touring exhibition: We are Commoners! – exploring how craft contributes to shared public resources and places.

A member of Shelanu helps a lady to make her brooch

A regular donation of £20 a month could make it possible for a woman to attend Shelanu by supporting their travel costs into Birmingham.

Shelanu supports migrant and refugee women to develop craft skills, enterprise and wellbeing through social enterprise.

A older man teaches a child how to use a hammer and nail.

A fundraising activity raising £60 buys materials for local families to experience the joy of making at free community workshops that encourage creativity, communication and relaxation.

The i pad case, wash bag and purse sit on a windowsill. They are simple in design with a black and white line drawing of the skyline and red trimmings.

Buy contemporary craft and exhibition catalogues.

a donation box

Most of our activities are free however we welcome donations in our fun donation boxes.

Come along, see what we do and talk to us about how you can support our work.

Hands work together on a potters wheel.

A gift of £500 means that a professional artist can share their skills and enthusiasm for making at a series of workshops: encouraging confidence and inspiring future creative professionals.

Leaving a gift in your will is simple. Download our info sheet for ideas.

A group of small simple items made from a smooth, hard material. Cup-like forms with decoratoins like brushes and small knobs. Some are reminiscent of shaving brushes.

You can now support Craftspace while you shop at no cost to yourself – click the button to give using Easy Fundraising.

Hands use a piercing saw to cut metal.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price to Craftspace if you support us using AmazonSmile. Everything else is the same as normal Amazon.

“Over the past 10 years our public funding has reduced. Only with your support can we continue to deliver extraordinary encounters with craft and invest in talented makers who reveal the breadth of possibilities for contemporary making.” Deirdre Figueiredo, Director, Craftspace

How are Craftspace funded?

Our income comes from grants we apply for including from the Arts Council of England and private Trusts & Foundations. We receive donations from individuals who want to see the impact of our work continue and we earn income from the knowledge and experience we have developed through consultancy work.

Where Next?

A metal brooch designed with motifs of barbed wire and a skull.

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A young woman crouches over a memorial stone, she is pouring molten metal into the carved patterns.

Plan a visit to our next exhibition or event.

Interlocking stories bangle in silver. Simple and geometric in design.

Buy catalogues and craft in our online shop.