Maker Exchange Residencies  – Pushing the boundaries of Craft making through experimentation



The CraftHub Residencies move onto their final stage

The Craft Hub team has launched the open call for applications for the third round of Maker Exchange Residencies!

Maker Exchange Residencies are a central part of the newly funded EU Craft Hub project which will showcase the wealth of European Craft practice and address sector challenges through artist residencies, training workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and a European Festival of Craft.

They have provided capacity building opportunities for existing and future craft practitioners to support new professional opportunities, stimulate the creation of new works, increase and interconnect knowledge on craft making skills.

In the third round, two 14-day extended residencies will be hosted by our partners in Wales and Denmark, in which a small number of participants will be selected to participate.  The extended duration of these residencies and smaller participant group size will allow participants to focus in more depth on the creation of new work and to share skills and knowledge with the hosts and local community in a meaningful way.

Applications are open until Friday 2nd December, and join us!

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Wales)

Surface Pattern – Dye Process

Dates: 13 – 17th and the 20 – 24th February 2023

Number of participants: 2

Do you have experience with Wild colour/Botanical Colour/Earth Colour/Natural Dyeing and Printing? Essentially colour, dye, print from nature, resourced sustainably/thoughtfully or through food/plant matter waste.

We are looking for candidates established in the working methods associated with some, or all of the areas listed, with a focus on an application of colour and/or pattern to cloth.  It is anticipated that they will have an inherent interest in sustainability, circular textiles, material health and waste impact.

The Crafthub programme is looking to use this experience as the catalyst to introduce new processes to the ongoing student experience at UWTSD.

Design School Kolding (Denmark)

Researching Leno Weaving

Dates: 16th – 20th and the 23rd – 27th January 2023

Number of participants: 2

Are you a specialized weaver wanting to co-explore the Leno weaving technique with other dedicated weavers?

A residency at Design School Kolding (DK) shall provide an open space to share culturally different approaches to working on Looms with the common goal of showing new ways of using Leno weaving as a method. The purpose of the co-exploration is to dive into both the simplicity and functionality of weaving and yet also the complexity and intricate possibilities different applications of the Leno weaving technique can create.

With careful consideration of materials and colours, with a sustainable approach, the master practitioners will share experimentation within Leno weaving by creating samples. Experimentation and making of samples will serve as inspiration for developing knowledge of the technique and creating a series of woven textiles throughout the residency. Depending on the master practitioners and what materials will be made at the residency, there will be a possibility to submit the series of material experiments to the Craft Hub platform.

Applications are open until Friday 2nd December, and join us!