Make:Shift:Do is the Crafts Council’s annual festival of new making. A celebration of craft innovation, it offers families, children, and young people hands-on experiences of emerging craft technologies, new materials and digital making including 3D printing, laser-cutting, CNC milling, open-source making, electronic textiles, smart materials, digital printing, digital embroidery, robot building, creative coding, and bio design.
Bursaries are available to help makerspaces, fab labs, science centres, galleries and other venues offer free workshops and open days to introduce families and young people to cutting-edge approaches to making, changing perceptions of the meaning of ‘craft’ and revealing its real world potential.
Make:Shift:Do 2017 poses a craft wellbeing challenge: What craft interventions can make the world a healthier, happier place? How can craft innovation help us understand the relationship between body and mind, improve how we communicate with each other, consider what we eat and drink, understand our mental health, or accommodate specific physical and mental needs?
Bursaries are available to support venues to hold Open Days (£100), Workshops (£300), or Partnership Workshops (£400). All events must be free to attend. Funding is only available to venues in England but organisations wanting to host events in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will still receive promotional support. 2016 venues and partners included the V&A, Royal Academy of Arts, Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and Fab Lab Nerve Centre. Visit http://www.make-shift-do.org.uk/ for further details of the programe.
How to Apply
To apply please create an account or log-in via the Crafts Council website dashboard.