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 […]

2022 Dearcán Bursary Announced

Paul McKenna Dearcan Bursary

Bandon based artist Paul McKenna has been announced as this year’s Dearcán Bursary award winner and will receive the bursary of €10,000 to develop his work at one-of-its-kind creative hub ‘Benchspace’ in Marina Commercial Park. As part of the award, Paul will become a resident of Benchspace where he will be able to develop his […]