Here’s some helpful information based on the things we are most often asked…
Can I show my work in a Craftspace exhibition?
Our touring exhibitions are usually themed and are planned about three years ahead as part of our artistic programme.
We usually invite artists to apply to be in our exhibitions through our newsletter and advertising on websites. We also research artists and invite them to take part in projects.
The best way to become part of one of our exhibitions or projects is to join our newsletter for artists opportunities and feel free to send us invitations to shows where we can see your work.
Made in the Middle is our recurring exhibition which shows the best in contemporary craft from the East and West Midlands. We are reviewing future plans for Made in the Middle when the current tour finishes in 2018. Keep an eye on the Made in the Middle page for updates.
Can you recommend an artist I can work with on my project?
If you are commissioning a piece of art for a building or even working on an large international project we can work with you on a consultancy basis and help you to find the best artists. Contact us if you would like to discuss this.
A good way to find makers is the look who we’ve worked with in the past.
You can also send us details of your project and the opportunity and we will forward it to our mailing list of makers.
Can you promote my event in your newsletter?
If your event is linked to one of our projects or if we are attending your event we may be able to add it to our newsletter but we don’t usually promote events have no connection with.
Where can I learn how to… ?
Lots of people ask us where they can learn a craft. The best place to start is looking at courses at local colleges and arts centres.
In Birmingham you can learn craft skills at:
Can I do work experience or volunteer at Craftspace?
If you would like to apply to do work experience or a placement at Craftspace please contact us for a form and let us know a few more details. We don’t usually take work experience placements under 16 years of age.
Volunteers can use the same form to let us know more about your skills and how we can work together.