the craftivists network

showcases social enterprise art and craft activities, products, and holds pop-up craft tasters, shows and exhibitions.

Our aims are:
To help local social enterprises maintain and develop their therapeutic art and craft activities for vulnerable folk

To provide affordable opportunities for people to enjoy new craft activities.

To help connect the creative sector with the community sector.


 latest: automata on the pier 2018

From 15 March to 15 April the automata on the pier exhibition is open 10-5 daily. Free entry.

The Craftivist Network will be hosting a community event on Saturday March 24 1.30-4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come, see the exhibition, have a go at making automata and enjoy performances from Craftivist network members.

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what is a craftivist?

The term “craftivist” is a merger of “craft” and “activist”.

It is used to refer to people who use forms of craft work to bring about social change.

This can be in the form of protest, but it can also be by involving socially or economically excluded people in making activities.


why is making things important?

Lots of people find that craft helps them because: