Making For Change

2014 – ongoing
Birmingham & Online

Young people creating change in themselves and their communities though craft.

Making for Change is Craftspace’s project for young people that investigates positive social change through combining craft with activism (craftivism). Young people come together to learn, explore, discuss and make; creating campaigns around issues that are important to them in order to generate a change in themselves and their community.

We believe that making with your hands is powerful. Making for Change creates safe spaces where you can come together, learn new things and develop ideas. Through the process of making, those ideas become a reality.

We will be moving more Making for Change content to this space shortly, until then you can read more on the blog.


For 2021/22 we want to reach out to young people who are currently under-represented in the arts.  We will be working with a young producer to host talks and events about making and activism  giving a platform to  voices who might not usually get to be heard.

Get in touch, join our mailing list or follow us on social media for more news.


A screengrab of the Making For Change home page.

Visit the Making for Change Expo

An online exhibition exploring the campaigns.

a felt portrait

Complete your Arts Award

Use our fun activities to complete your Arts Award Discover.

Where Next?

Making for Climate Change: Focus Group Call Out

Join our focus group for young people.

A massive bright collage of images and words cut from newspapers and magazines. Large letters spell climate change. Smaller letters spell racism and my future.

Making For Change: Arts Award

Complete your Arts Award with Making For Change

a felt portrait


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