Rising Sparks



Have you always wanted to start a creative career but don’t have the resources or support to do so?


The Benchspace “Rising Sparks Programme” will engage 200 participants from marginalised and economically disadvantaged communities in a structured programme of

hands-on artistic practice and creative design skills development across three staggered phases with a total duration of 3 years.

The aim of this project will be to support the transition of individuals from these communities into long term artistic and creative livelihoods.

Five of these creatives will be offered year-long support to discover and nurture their talents before showing their ability to the wider community at a special Rising Sparks Exhibition.


The initial phase EXPLORE (links to apply below) will see 200 participants explore a diverse range of disciplines through introductory single day workshops. It will take place over 18 month

across twenty workshops(10 participants in each) and will provide opportunities to engage in creativity and making at Benchspace.

Individuals interested in exploring woodwork classes click here: https://bit.ly/3FHZikb

Organisations interested in signing up please click here: https://bit.ly/3DEgbKJ

Questions, please contact hello@benchspacecork.ie