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

The Craft Hub team have launched the open call for applications for the second round of Maker Exchange Residencies, this time, offline!

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.

These residencies will run between March – July 2022 and are a capacity building opportunity 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.

Each residency has a different theme that has been inspired by the local cultural context, craft practices, expertise and techniques and how such practices might be applied across Europe.

Carlow County Council (Ireland)

Developing wood craft and woodturning

Participants in this residency  will work as a team on the many skills in woodturning, decoration, surface treatment, colouring and much more.

Exploring Sustainable Craft Practices in Harmony with Nature

This residency is for makers with a passion for nature to engage in a new environment, exploring and developing new techniques and processes.

UWTSD (Wales)

Design Crafts through Experimentation

This residency will encourage and facilitate experimentation; the exchange of ideas, practice and skills to inspire new and emerging makers.

An introduction to Stained Glass

This residency will include an introduction to stained glass as a craft form through to the production of stained glass panels to a professional standard

Design School Kolding (Denmark)

Colour, Material and Surface Design

The course is based on an experimental and material-based approach to the design process.

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)

Bricks and Tiles – Forms of construction

This residency will develop personal knowledge for craft makers by focusing on ceramic materials and practice utilizing traditional Portuguese clay building materials.

Glasmalerei Peters (Germany)

Modern glass art design

This residency will build the skills and knowledge of participants in the glass art industry.

Materahub (Italy)

Eco-Sustainability between traditional craft practices and contemporary industrial production

The residency will focus on experimenting with the functional use of textile techniques adapted to the domestic environment, starting from industrial waste from local factories.

More details on our here.

Apply now: applications are open until the 3rd February, and join us!