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Do you have a project that you would like to see take place at MAKE? Maybe you want to put on a participatory activity for the local area, run your course project or connect to existing opportunities in the local area?

If so, we’d love to hear your idea, please get in touch with Georgia Jacob, Creative Producer, Local Engagement: georgia.jacob@arts.ac.uk

If your project is the right fit for the space we can provide:

  • Support from our Creative Producers to help shape your ideas and connect to our local networks.
  • Access to the permanent equipment at MAKE, along with possible access to wider Central Saint Martins' equipment on a loan basis.
  • Links to our Academic and Technical staff.
  • Access to the colleges ProgrammesResearch and Innovation and Business departments.
  • Links to our local partners and stakeholders, including Camden Council and the organisations in the Knowledge Quarter.
  • An agreed number of days for use of MAKE to deliver your creative workshops, design prototyping and project meetings.

Studio space with making tools, a table and orange chairs

We do not provide:

  • Dedicated technical support. You need to build technical support into your budget or have a dedicated member of staff built into the proposal who will have been inducted to MAKE.
  • Project Funding (but on occasion we can support you with funding applications through CSM’s Innovation & Business team)
  • Materials – we have some access to waste materials please discuss your needs with us.

Students will benefit from:

  • Working on projects related to community-engaged practice, in which their ideas and work can interact and be negotiated with a diverse community of stakeholders and members of the local communities.
  • Brokerage for students to local community actors, that may contribute towards final projects.
  • Access to live, challenge-based briefs that enrich teaching, learning and employability outcomes.
  • Access to a flexible workshop space, within an open-air environment beyond the walls of college, and our computers.

The core principle for all programming at MAKE is that there is a requirement for public participation and local partnerships. Projects can be partially or fully located within MAKE. Current models of engagement are:

  • Curriculum-led projects.
  • Academic/research-led projects.
  • Challenge-led action learning projects which respond to a partner brief/local challenge.
  • Student and graduate led activities.

Shipping container with MAKE written on exterior, surrounded by timber and wooden components

Facilities

MAKE @ Story Garden functions as a workshop space. We are equipped with a flexible range of equipment to cater to a range of arts, crafts and design activities. More specifically, we have expertise in delivering the following activities:

  • Clay and ceramic making (including firing)
  • Sewing activities
  • Textiles and weaving
  • Digital fabrication and small-scale manufacture that requires a lasercutter
  • Woodworking, furniture making and DIY activities.
  • Facilities for workshops and collaborative ideation sessions, such as presentations.

Our facilities include:

  • Flexible indoor studio space for 6 people (with social distancing in place, 15 people once all social distancing restrictions lift at a future date)
  • Use of outdoor work area for assembly of larger groups (up to 6 people with social distancing)
  • An outdoor kiln for ceramic raku firing.
  • A fully stocked range of hand tools.
  • Sewing machines and an overlocker.
  • Trotec laser cutter.
  • Large screen for presentation
  • Wifi

To request additional equipment in the space, please get in touch and talk to us! We may have access to a wider range of equipment for projects through Central Saint Martins.