Welcome to the Making for Change Expo!
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The Making for Change Expo was meant to be a physical exhibition at the Gap Arts Project in Birmingham in May 2020. The aim was to showcase work from some of the inspiring campaigns that have taken place over the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic changed plans but the Expo is now online!
This does have its advantages. Rather than a one-time visit to a physical exhibition and following the path set out for you, this website is yours to explore however you wish. The Expo can serve as a helpful guide for your entire journey of using craftivism for social change.
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What's going on?
What is Making For Change?
Young people creating change in themselves and their communities though craft.
Making for Change is Craftpace’s project for young people that investigates positive social change through combining craft with activism (craftivism). Young people come together to learn, explore, discuss and make; creating campaigns around issues that are important to them in order to generate a change in themselves and their community.
We believe that making with your hands is powerful. Making for Change creates safe spaces where you can come together, learn new things and develop ideas. Through the process of making, those ideas become a reality.
Daljinder is the curator behind this Expo. She works as an independent curator, producer, writer and marketer in the Midlands. She's really enjoyed reading how many young people have great campaign ideas and are willing to taking action. She hopes that you can look through this digital exhibition of the Making for Change programme and realise that you too can be one of them. If you'd like to hear more about her work and even share some of your own, you can find her on Twitter @DaljinderJohal.
Hayley is our mastermind of all things digital. You can find her creative mind at work on our social media accounts. Hayley works in arts marketing and comms in the West Midlands. She is passionate about how creativity and art can have a positive impact on young people's lives in so many different ways. She's loved working on the Expo and has been inspired by the amazing range of campaigns that have been developed across the years. You can get in touch Hayley on Instagram at @hayleycsalter.
What is Craftspace?
Craftspace is a charity creating opportunities to see, make and be curious about exceptional contemporary craft.
We are based in Birmingham and work collaboratively regionally, nationally and internationally. We build relationships between artists, people and organisations and encourage the sharing of ideas, skills and knowledge.
We have over 30 years’ experience and continue to learn, push boundaries and challenge ideas.
Craftspace initiates artistic programmes which stimulate creative excellence, critical thinking and understanding of contemporary crafts in the widest social and cultural contexts.