benchspace is Ireland’s first open access factory, offering industry grade tools, technology and business support for professional makers & creative start-ups.
Based in the docklands of Cork City, our 5,100 sqft manufacturing facility is equipped with multidisciplinary workshops, digital design and fabrication facilities, and flexible studio workspaces. An ecosystem where professional designers and makers can thrive within a collaborative and supportive space.
We’re here for anyone who makes a living through designing, crafting, fabricating, making or machining.We’re here to make creative livelihoods possible.
About the Residency Programme:
benchspace invites applications from established creative professionals resident outside Cork County for the 2022 Designer in Residence.
We are seeking Designers and Makers living outside of Cork County to come to benchspace, Cork, and showcase their work whilst contributing fresh perspective to the resident professional makers at benchspace.
The residency programme will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to create a new body of work or facilitate the exploration of innovative methodologies. It also provides an in-depth opportunity for local professional makers and the wider community to learn from the Designer in Residence
during workshops, lectures, and collaborations.
The residency will take place across August and September of 2022, during which the resident will have opportunities to present to the public for Cork Craft Month (August), sharing their ongoing work with a wider Audience
- €2,000 expenses towards travel and accommodation.
- €300 Locally sourced materials budget
- Access to the benchspace’s professional workshops (wood, fine-metal, digital fabrication, product photography& digital design).
- Your own studio workspace.
- Interaction with other professional makers and creative businesses.
- Deadline 30th June 2022
For more information click here.
Supported by Cork City Council Arts Office.