2024 Dearcán Bursary Applications Are Open!

We’re inviting applications for the 2024 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. All Artists and Professional Makers living […]

2024 Designer in Residence Applications Are Open!

Apply Now! The residency programme will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to create a new body of work or facilitate the exploration of innovative methodologies using benchspace’s facilities. It also provides an indepth opportunity for local professional makers and designers and the wider Cork community to learn from the Designer in Residence during workshops, […]

Rising Sparks Programme Update

We celebrate the journey of five remarkable creators who’ve embarked on an 18-month residency to elevate their creative career and entrepreneurial spirit. They will be showcasing their work later this year in Cork City. Details TBC. A heartfelt thank you to our supporters The Cork Arts Fund supported by The Tomar Trust at Community Foundation […]

Christmas Market

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at benchspace! Time to get festive with the Christmas Market at Benchspace, Cork. Discover the Magic of Handcrafted Treasures and meet the Creative Crafters that reside in benchspace. Expect stunning Jewellery pieces, beautiful woodwork products, Irish art prints, handcrafted wall art, laser cut goodies, creative crotchet pieces […]

Join Our Team as a…..

Programme & Training Manager benchspace seeks a part-time Programme & Training Manager, 3 days a week to develop and deliver our training and creative enterprise programmes. Duties and Responsibilities The Programme and Training Manager will develop and implement benchspace’s trainings and programmes. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: Programme Development & Management: Financial Administration: Communication […]

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 will take place on Friday 22 September 2023, with benchspace opening its doors from 5.30pm – 7pm. At this open house, come and explore all you can prototype and make […]

The Next Chapter (survey)

We have plans to expand and invite you to get involved! Introducing, the next chapter of benchspace.. As we approach our 6th year here in the heart of Cork City’s docklands, we continue to stimulate innovation, enhance skills and create economic opportunities in Cork and beyond. The success of our facilities, and the members that thrive […]

August Craft Month 2023

It’s that time of year again where we dive in to the very exciting Craft Month – Ireland’s unique celebration of the craft sector, providing opportunities for all to learn about, make, see and buy craft. benchspace is hosting a variety of classes, talks & workshops including; 01  JEWELLERY TALK: SUSTAINABILITY + REINVENTING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS  […]

Jewellery Making Classes at Benchspace

Are you interested in being creative and making jewellery? Here at benchspace we have an array of Jewellery Making classes to choose from – Make a Silver Pendant, Forge a Hammered Ring, Make a Silver Bangle, to name a few. Check out all our classes here. And for those who want to move their jewellery practice […]

2023 Designer in Residence Applications Are Open!

Apply Now! We’re inviting applications from established and emerging creative professionals for the 2023 Designer in Residence at benchspace. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public engagement events. It is hoped that it will also provide an in-depth opportunity for Benchspace makers and the wider community to learn from the Designer in […]