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Benchspace Cork is a not-for-profit enterprise offering access to equipment and space, fostering local creative industries.
Through training, outreach, and social classes, we stimulate innovation, enhancing skills and creating economic opportunities in Cork and beyond.

A Creative HUb
By Creatives, For Creatives

Find the machines, space and support you need. From early career to established, make benchspace your creative HQ to grow your business and learn from others. 

Only pay for the space and machines you need. Take a free guided tour. We’ll show you around and answer any questions you have about using benchspace. You can meet our friendly team, explore our workshops and find out how our machinery and space can make your work easier.

We know there’s more to running a creative business than being creative. Our programmes give you the tools you need to turn an idea or skill into a successful enterprise.

Making Creative Livelihoods Possible

We equip makers with tools, expertise, mentoring, business and promotion opportunities. Everything you need to turn a creative skill into a business, develop a new product idea and grow your career as a maker.



Latest News

Culture Night 2023

We welcome the public to explore benchspace – Ireland’s first, shared, creative manufacturing hub – on Culture Night 2023. The eighteenth edition of Culture Night

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Benchspace is a social enterprise / not-for-profit. We offer a solution to a social need for shared workspace and equipment to allow people to enhance their skills and create economic opportunities within Cork and further afield. 

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