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.

Project goals:

-Creation of a Digital Repository in the form of a material library and multi-media content
-Addressing heritage concerns by exploring and documenting at risk & lost/ recovered Craft skills & processes
-Identifying cultural/transnational attitudinal differences to Craft and to test the emerging Repository

The project activities involve investigating and documenting craft skills and processes; their differing application in creative practice across Europe; and questions of cultural specificity & individual motivations of practitioners. This will be addressed through a comprehensive and exciting program to allow the creation of new craftwork/experimental investigations into process and material supported by 42 transnational maker residencies, 305 days of outreach work, 1 festival, 7 exhibitions and 2 conferences.

Target Groups: Craftsmen


  • Carlow County Council (Ireland)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Wales)
  • Glasmalerei Peters Studio (Germany)
  • Materahub (Italy)
  • Design Skolen Kolding (Denmark)
  • Craft Scotland (Scotland)
  • NOVA School of Science and Technology (Portugal)
  • OECON Group (Greece)
  • OSLOMET (Norway)

Duration: 01/10/2020- 30/09/2023