Join the Open Source PPE Project

N3DPS Face Shield 3D printed for the Open Source PPE Project

3D printing face shields for frontline healthcare workers. The Open Source PPE Project has finished. In just seven weeks hundreds of Open Source PPE volunteers built a nationwide manufacturing network, established three central assembly hubs, and produced over 50,000 face shields for frontline healthcare workers in COVID-19 test centres, community assessment hubs and nursing homes. […]

COVID-19 Update: benchspace Online

COVID Closure Sign - Making Online

An online space for makers. We have decided to close our workshops to the public until April 1st (this may be extended depending on government recommendations). In the meantime we have launched a Facebook group for makers to show off any projects they may be working on, ask for advice on projects they may be […]

2020 Designer in Residence Applications Are Open!

Designer in Residence 2020

Apply Now! We’re inviting applications from established and emerging creative professionals for the 2020 Designer in Residence at benchspace. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public talks, collaborative product design and mentoring. Applications are also welcomed from academic staff of noted programs in any discipline seeking a period of return to a […]

Enterprise Ireland Funding for benchspace

Enterprise Ireland Logo

Regional Enterprise Development Fund. We are excited to announce that our application to Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) was successful. This REDF grant will enable the development of a flagship creative manufacturing space, and shape the future of creative industries in Cork and the Southwest region. This is great news for benchspace and […]

Training Update: Autumn Classes

Selection of Wood Work hand Tools at benchspace- Hammer, Plane, Chisel, Japanese Saw, Scribe, Pencil

Autumn is a time of change. Why not learn some new skills with us here at Benchspace. Benchspace Bites are running as follows Rustic Coat Rack (September 28th) Chopping / Serving Board (October 12th) Candle Holder (November 16th) Professional skills courses are back in full force this Autumn with Frame Joinery (October 3rd) Traditional Joinery (October […]

Join us For Cork Craft Month

Green & Orange cover page of the Cork Craft Month Brochure

Join us for the annual Cork Craft Month We have a packed month of activities. kicking off with Sean from Badly Made Books making a return to benchspace with a Book Binding workshop on August 3rd. Following on from this Designer in Residence, Adrien Segal is holding a Spoon Carving Masterclass on August 10th. We’ll […]

The People’s Parklet is Opening

Peoples Parklet on Douglas Street Cork, with Seating, Bicycle racks & Pollinator Friendly Plants

The People’s Parklet will open July 24th at 4pm. The People’s Parklet on Douglas Street (outside Cork Flower Studios) is the first long term, purpose built Parklet in Ireland. It is an on-street public space for people to relax and linger, combining elements of seating, planting and bicycle parking, it offers an alternative experience of […]

2020 Dearcán Bursary Applications Are Open!

Acorn perched on a log - Dearcan is the Irish Word for Acorn

We’re inviting applications for the 2020 Dearcán Bursary. Supported by Cork County Council Arts Service and South Cork Local Enterprise Office, the award includes twelve months of workspace and full access to benchspace’s professional manufacturing equipment. The successful applicant will also receive a stipend of €10,000 towards expenses and a materials startup budget. All Artists […]

Join Our Team… Workshop Manager

Benchspace microfactory three dimensional wireframe logo

Workshop Manager – Part Time Position. We are looking for a talented, driven individual to help promote and manage our shared manufacturing space in Cork. Applications to telling us why we should hire you (max 200 words, please attach a CV outlining previous experience).

Training Update: Summer Classes

Selection of tools used in benchspace training classes

We’re gearing up for a summer of learning at benchspace. Starting this April we have a full programme of classes, workshops and special events. Benchspace Bites are back in full force on April 6th with 3 classes over the summer where you can make your very own piece in a single class, even if you have […]