Making For Change: week-long pilot project

Young people creating change in their communities

a bird shape cut from a thin printed metal attached to a luggage tag reading 'If a Robin cuts its leg on a piece of glass who does he complain to?'

Campaign development.

This event is passed. You can see the campaigns developed on the Making for Change blog.

Applications are open for 16-25 year olds to take part in a week of craftivism at mac birmingham 4-8 April 2016. (Deadline for applications 9th March).

Running from the 4th – 8th April, Making for Change – Craftspace’s new craft and social justice programme, gives 16 -25 year olds the opportunity to explore the issues that affect them in a creative and engaging way.

Download an application form to apply.

If you think you’d like to get involved here’s some more info…

What will I do ?

  • You will take part in four days of talks, workshops and making sessions at mac birmingham.
  • You will create your own craftivist campaign about issues that affect you.
  • You will showcase your campaign at a public event at Impact Hub Birmingham.

You don’t need formal qualifications or a long CV of social justice experience. You just need to have a passion for learning new skills and a desire for equality… We will fill in the gaps!

What will I achieve?

  • Build skills and confidence.
  • Complete your Arts Award – Bronze
  • Social media skills
  • Craftivist campaign

How much will it cost me?

  • Making for Change is completely free!
  • Craftspace will contribute to your travel costs and provide you with lunch each day.
  • At the end of the programme we will award you a £50 bursary.

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming project please complete and return the application form  by the extended deadline of 17th March 2016. Applicants will be invited to participate in an ice breaker day on Sunday 20th March.

What are the key dates?

  • Thursday 17th March
    Extended deadline to send information form
  • Sunday 20th March, 12.30pm – 2pm
    Ice Breaker workshop @ mac birmingham
  • Monday 4th April – Thursday 7th April, 10am- 5pm
    Making for Change:  the programme @ mac birmingham
  • Friday 8th April , 6-8pm
    Making for Change: The Showcase @ Impact Hub, Birmingham
  • Thursday 14th April
    Evaluation session and collection of £50 bursary @ Craftspace
  • Sunday 1st April (tbc)
    Arts award moderation

Where Next

a young woman works at a table with an artist making a silver chain.

Making for Change

Investigating using craft to create positive social change.

a felt portrait

Making For Change: Arts Award

Complete your Arts Award with Making For Change

Making for Change logo

Making For Change: Aston and Newtown

Applications open until 14th July.

Job Opportunity: Shadow Artist, Digital

Job opportunity: Shadow Artist, Digital


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