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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Check back soon and see what we’ve got planned for the 3 days of creative inspiration.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]