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Guilded Conversations

GUILDED CONVERSATIONS is an opportunity to come together to explore the purpose and function of maker collectives, such as craft guilds, associations and studio groups and ask what role do they play in the contemporary craft infrastructure. The discussion will held at Winchester School of Art on Thursday 19 September 2019. We’ll talk about how these different communities relate to each other and how they can collectively contribute to the contemporary craft infrastructure in the region. We hope to connect individual makers and groups to enable their voices to be amplified and heard.

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Tags: Guilded Conversations, Guilds, Maker Development, MAker Event, makers event,
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Youth Forum

Through generous funding from The Arts Society Portsdown, Making Space has been able to launch our first ever Youth Forum for creative 15-19 year olds.  At a time when arts subjects are not being supported in school, Making Space is in a prime position to support young people in finding pathways into understanding and gaining […]

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Maker Mondays

Maker Mondays are a brand new opportunity that launched in January 2019, giving Makers a chance to informally get together throughout the year. Being a freelance creative is brilliant but it can also be quite isolating and so we hope these bi-monthly sessions will become a regular opportunity to get out to the studio and […]

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Tags: MAker Event, Maker Mondays, makers event, Makers Events, Networking,
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#CraftMatters – a new campaign by Making Space celebrating why craft matters to so many people.

Making Space was set up as a charity in 2005, our bespoke building opened two years later in 2007. With 2 inspiring learning spaces and 7 on-site studios Making Space was designed to be an inspiring creative hub for makers near and far, old and new, established and emerging! 23 people have had their professional […]

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Tags: #CraftMatters, Community, Craft, Craft Matters, makers,
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Spread the cost of craft

At Making Space, we appreciate that, occasionally, our customers might find that their financial circumstances mean they aren’t able to book on to a course or class all in one go. We certainly don’t want cost to be a barrier to enjoying high quality workshops with experienced crafters, so we have changed the way participants […]

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A Space To Make: Youth Project

Following the success of our popular ASTM sessions, we are launching a brand new ASTM YOUTH project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. These sessions will take place fortnightly at Making Space and we can take up to 12 young people per session. The sessions are suitable for local creative young people aged 10-14. ASTM […]

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Tags: ASTM, ASTM YOUTH, Big Lottery Fund, Community Project, FREE SESSIONS, Kids Project,
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A Space to Make

We’re really excited about this new initiative;  it’s been something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. The idea is simple; we, as a creative venue will provide you with “a space to make” (or ASTM) The sessions will be free to attend, although as we are a charity we will welcome donations, […]

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Tags: A Space to Make, community craft, community outreach, creative sessions, free craft sessions,
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Community Project: Reach Out

  Reach Out is a successful ongoing collaboration with Face it Resources, a local autism support network. The Reach Out programme is an exciting and rewarding series of workshops and events, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs (including autism, ADHD and asperger’s etc). As with all our workshops, the Reach Out sessions […]

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Use us as YOUR Making Space
Use us as YOUR Making Space We know there are lots of creative people out there, many of whom struggle to find room to pursue their passion. Being relegated to the dining room table to create your next masterpiece is not ideal, and filling your bedroom with works in progress is not conducive to inspiration, [...]
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Summer School 2019

We’re delighted to announce our 2019 Summer School! Each summer we run a week of brilliant craft activities for 7-16 year-olds to make a summer holiday to remember. With a different teacher each day, local youngsters can try their hands at a variety of craft techniques and come away with some wonderful creations. This year, […]

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Havant Volunteer Awards 2019

On 4th June 2019, our dedicated volunteer Victoria Edwards was recognised as Young Person of the Year at the Havant Volunteer Awards, an annual ceremony, organised by Community First and Havant Borough Council, celebrating the contributions of the many volunteers in the Borough. We could have easily written a post congratulating Victoria, but we thought […]

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Hampshire Open Studios 2019

Join us for our 2019 Summer Open Studios as part of Hampshire Open Studios.   We’ll be open on Saturday 17, Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August from 11am-4pm each day. Our Open Studio event are always free to come along to and during our Summer 2019 Open Studios we will be celebrating ‘Three days […]

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Open Studios 2019

Meet The Makers Open Studios gives you the chance to meet, chat with and find out more about our six resident makers. They will have work on show and for sale and you’ll be able to see their stusios where they create all their work. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz | agatawoj.com | Contemporary Fine Artist Francis Campbell […]

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Tags: May Open Studios, Open Studios, Open Studios Event, Pop Up Craft Market,


Making Space offers purpose-built arts and craft studios for hire and creates opportunities for people to discover and develop their making skills. Raising the profile of craft through specially tailored projects, workshops and events they inspire, challenge, skill-up, engage and build new audiences for the sector. Home to seven individual studio spaces and two workshops, Making Space is the lead craft organisation in Hampshire, promoting excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts.

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Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN


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