Rising Sparks for a Rising City

Rising Sparks for a Rising City

Rising Sparks for a Rising City Corks Emerging Artists set to shine with support of Anonymous Donor Innovative, ground-breaking and imaginative programmes secure backing Ground-breaking arts projects which allow emerging Cork artists to break-through in the wake of...

2021 Dearcán Bursary Awarded to County Cork maker Sara Leslie

2021 Dearcán Bursary Awarded to County Cork maker Sara Leslie

2021 Dearcán Bursary Awarded to County Cork maker Sara Leslie Benchspace Cork are delighted to announce that Sara Leslie has been awarded the 2021 Dearcán Bursary. The Bursary is an award supported by Cork County Council Arts Service and South Cork Local Enterprise...

Benchspace Designer in Residence – 2021

Benchspace Designer in Residence – 2021

Benchspace invites applications from established and emerging creative professionals and artists, working in all materials including wood. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public talks, collaborative creative work and mentoring, of...

Childrens Online Workshop (Spoonville)

Childrens Online Workshop (Spoonville)

Benchspace Cork in association with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland Keep Well Campaign present an online workshop for the younger makers. The very first Spoonville was started in Winnersh, Berkshire, England by Karen Vass who came up with the idea of making...

New Operations Manager for Benchspace Cork

New Operations Manager for Benchspace Cork

The Board of Benchspace Cork has announced the appointment of Maeve Murphy to the new position of Operations Manager.  Benchspace was established in 2017 to provide the next generation of makers, product designers and creative professionals with an enterprise-focused...

Join our team…

Join our team…

Benchspace is looking for an Operations Manager to take a leading role in the growth of our design and manufacturing space in Cork.   In the coming year we will open a new creative manufacturing facility in the heart of Cork City, with over 1,000m2 of shared...

Applications for the 2021 Dearcán Bursary are open.

Applications for the 2021 Dearcán Bursary are open.

Applications for the 2021 Dearcán Bursary are now CLOSED! The award includes 1yr of studio/workshop space, €10,000 expenses and a startup budget. All artists, craft makers and product designers living in County Cork can apply See full details...

Connections

Connections

As part of Cork Craft Month and in collaboration with Blackwater Studios, we present "The Connections Project" Connections seeks to engage a community of makers, from traditional to digital, embracing new methods of making. This group originally coalesced around the...

Benchspace PPE Project Report

March this year was a month that changed everything for many people, as the seriousness of the impending Covid 19 pandemic began to take hold and businesses around the world began to shut down we saw a number of maker spaces taking action and we at Benchspace wanted...