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2019 Studio Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional maker to join our creative community and we are doing a call out to find the next Making Space tenant! Are you a local maker who’s looking for a space to work from? Have you outgrown your home office? Do you dream of having a dedicated professional […]

Posted in: Job Opportunities, Makers,
Tags: Join our Team, Maker studio, makers, Studio, Studio Vacancy,
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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 […]

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Youth Forum,
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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 […]

Posted in: Get Involved, Maker Event, Maker Events, Makers,
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 […]

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Makers, Special Events,
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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Leigh Park Gardens in Living Memory – A community project with Staunton Country Park

Doesn’t have to be yesteryear, yesterday will do! Do you have memories of Leigh Park Gardens? Ones from the last decade or even just last Monday?Do you recall the Six Penny Six or have newspaper cuttings about the lightning tree? Do remember the picnics in the summer of 2018? We’d love to hear of them […]

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Tags: Community Project, Staunton,
Job Opportunity – Duty Manager (Casual)

Duty Manager (Casual) Vacancy February 2019 | £9 p/h Average of 3-5 hours a week for 30 weeks a year during term time, on Monday evenings, with opportunities for additional hours evenings and weekends. Making Space, a craft centre with studios and learning spaces based in Leigh Park, is looking to appoint a self-motivated person […]

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Job Opportunity – Director

Making Space seeks to appoint a new Director January 2019 | £28-33k PA Up to 37hrs a week, with some evenings and weekends Are you a dynamic, highly motivated and organised individual experienced in arts leadership and managing a team? Making Space, a craft centre with studios and learning spaces is seeking to appoint a […]

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Making Space 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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