Call for Craft Practitioners! EU Craft Hub: Maker Exchange Residencies


The EU Craft Hub: Maker Exchange Residencies are a central part of the recently launched EU Craft Hub project, which includes the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) as one of its nine European partners.

Craft Hub is a European project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme focused on Craft in the context of cultural heritage and its continuing relevance in contemporary practice.

The EU Craft Hub project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, will run for three years.   It will showcase the wealth of European craft practice and address sector challenges through artist residencies, training workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and a European Festival of Craft.

The Maker Exchange Residencies, which will be conducted in English, will take place between 2021 and 2022, with the first residency being organised virtually. The dates for the subsequent residencies will be confirmed once government restrictions in each of the participating countries allows. 

Craft practitioners from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to participate in the residencies, which will help them create expanded skills and new craftworks, build international networks, and engage in CPD training.

A key feature of the residencies is the opportunity to increase the transnational mobility of craft practitioners within and beyond the partnership countries. Participants will engage in online workshops, discussion forums, and a co-creation process with their peers and through online workshops, to develop skills that allow them to expand their scope, skills, and knowledge for the creation of craft.

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel comprising lead partner Carlow County Council, project partners, an independent craft/design professional, and a representative of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

All costs associated with the residencies will be covered by the EU Craft Hub project and include travel, accommodation, and subsistence (where required); fee for social media content creation (where required); and materials (where required).

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 11:55PM.

For full details on the EU Craft Hub: Maker Exchange Residencies and to apply visit

Further Information

Bethan Evans

Swyddog Prosiect CATC, Marchnata a Chyfathrebu | ATiC Project Officer, Marketing and Communications

Canolfan Arloesi Technolegau Cynorthwyol (CATC) | Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC)

Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant | University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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Heol y Brenin | King’s Road

Abertawe | Swansea


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