news at benchspace

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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,

Read More

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

Read More

Our “Rising Sparks Programme” Continues

Rising Sparks is a benchspace programme which supports the transition of Cork-based individuals from marginalised or economically disadvantaged communities into long term artistic and creative livelihoods. This structured programme is

Read More
Paul McKenna Dearcan Bursary

2022 Dearcán Bursary Announced

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

Read More