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Graduate Studio Programme Autumn 2022 - Spring 2023

The Opportunity

Calling all recent Graduates from Creative Degrees that live in Tower Hamlets and surrounding boroughs. Apply for a free studio for 6 months at Craft Central

You will benefit from:

- Free studio space to develop your practise for 6 months

- One-to-one mentoring from experienced designer-makers

- Being part of thriving community with peer support and skill exchange

- Opportunity to exhibit your work at the end of the residency

Craft Central has supported craftsmanship and craftspeople for nearly 50 years. We have 65 studio spaces and an Exhibition Hall on the Isle of Dogs, East London. We have built a flourishing community of creative practices that often collaborate and embark on projects together. We offer craftspeople and creatives a stable, consistent environment in which to work, grow and exhibit.

We are inviting recent graduates from creative BA & MA courses who live in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Newham, Greenwich or Lewisham to apply for a free studio space at Craft Central. Degrees include although not limited to: textiles, fashion, graphic design, design, photography, video production, film, set design, jewellery, and product design.

Not only will you benefit from the use of a free, spacious studio for six months to develop your practice, but also gain from having one-to-one mentorship from a handpicked designer-maker with years of practical and business experience. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique thriving creative community where you will benefit from peer support and skill exchange. At the end of the residency, you will be supported in putting on an exhibition in our impressive triple-height Exhibition Hall to showcase the work you have produced during your time at Craft Central.

We hope the experience will give you the insight and tools to forge a career as a designer-maker/ creative.

The Graduate Studio Programme will run from October 2022to March 2023 at Craft Central, 397 Westferry Road, E14 3AE

It is free and easy to apply. Please fill out the below application by midnight 14 August 2022.

If you have any questions please contact

The Form

It is free and easy to apply. Please fill out this application by Midnight 14 August 2022
Please contact for further assistance.
Thank you,
Craft Central