Associate Maker Scheme
The Making Space Associate Makers Scheme (A.M.S.) supports the development of craft and design practice and enterprise. It offers a unique opportunity for professional designer-makers at all levels of experience to become more involved with Making Space, to collaborate with others, gain specialist advice and take part in bespoke opportunities, such as talks, exhibitions and projects. The A.M.S. is a free but selected process. Once selected each maker is given a profile on the Making Space website.
Making Space offers 7 individual studio spaces for emerging designer-makers and artists who are ready to take the next step towards professionalising and growing their practice. Tenants gain:
• Access to mentoring and creative business advice.
• Support from being part of a thriving and productive studio group.
• A professional environment where spaces are in use 24/7, inclusive of heating, lighting, water and wifi.
Find out more about our studios by clicking here.
A new and versatile rental solution for non-studio holders who need access to a large studio for a limited concentrated period. This space is ideal for makers and artists looking to get their work out of a smaller working space to:
• Create an installation, a large-scale piece or bring a collection of work in to a neutral flexible use space to develop a concept in greater depth or size.
• Build a new audiencem and interact with the public through visits and talks.
Open Space : Co-Work
Suitable for designer-makers who would like to use the facilities on site on a regular basis, without needing to rent a whole studio.
• Jewellery studio benches suitable for individual professional and advanced jewellers.
• Flexible open plan space suitable for makers and artists with different practices.
To find out more about Open Space please click here.
Maker Networking Lunches
Supporting the development and sharing of ideas, projects and good practice these bi-monthly meetings are open to designer- makers at all stages of their careers. Respected designer-makers have given talks about their work and/or given short technical demonstrations before breaking for a shared lunch. These are free and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share. Click here to find out more about the Maker Networking Lunches.
Specialist Talks and “in conversation” events
With a focus on developing craft practice, Making Space invites experts to share knowledge, approaches and concepts such as established makers, gallery curators and other industry professionals who can advise on a range of focused subjects. These are ticket only events, Click here to see our upcoming and previous Maker Events.
Under the Making Space banner, designer-makers have been selected to show as a collective at the following spaces: Winchester Discovery Centre Gallery, Aspex Gallery, New Ashgate Gallery and at Making Space. Making Space will continue to raise the profile of high quality craft, reaching a wider audience.
A free E-newsletter with up to date news on opportunities and events at Making Space, from exhibitions, studio vacancies and career talks. We also share news about regional / national craft opportunities. If you’d like to receive our Makers E-Newsletter please click here and check the ‘makers’ box.
Room and Equipment Hire
Our education space are available for hire for classes and meetings. Equipment and tools can also be loaned. Please click here to find out more.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying to the A.M.S. please download, complete and return the application form below.
We will get back to you if your application has been successful and when your Maker Profile has gone live on the website.