RIVERVIEW, HIGH STREET, DUNBLANE, FK15 0EE
TUES – SUN, 10AM – 5PM
CRAFT CENTRAL CIC
is a creative education provider aiming to increase accessibility to craft activities and to support the craft sector in Dunblane and the surrounding areas.
Our stated objectives are:
- to promote contemporary craft and support local craft makers
- to remove barriers to participation in creative learning
- to reduce social exclusion in the creative sector
- to bring the provision for creative learning in rural locations in line with that available in the urban centres
Our accessible High Street venue houses studio facilities for the Central Scotland School of Craft and the Central Scotland School of Jewellery, who host an unparalleled selection of artisan workshops where you can learn silver jewellery making, weaving, printmaking, mosaics, and much much more. Our contemporary craft gallery stocks work by local makers and the talented tutors who deliver our workshop programme.
CRAFTING THE COMMUNITY
Accessibility is at the forefront of all of our activities, and improving social inclusion within the craft sector is one of our main objectives. As part of our remit to remove barriers to access we aim offer significant subsidies on craft and jewellery workshops held in our high street workshops. Subsidised places on our workshop programmes are supported by ongoing fundraising activity including grants from private trusts and public funding bodies, and from community giving through our ‘Pay It Forward’ scheme. We offer significant discounts to eligible groups and individuals to attend workshops at the Central Scotland School of Craft and the Central Scotland School of Jewellery. Visit their websites below for details of current funding available.
GALLERY & GIFT SHOP
Our contemporary craft gallery and shop offers an unparalleled selection of handmade Scottish crafts made by our network of talented artisans. All of the work in our gallery is made by hand, in Scotland by the talented tutors and creatives we work with through the craft and jewellery schools. We have gifts for every occasion, including silver jewellery, textile accessories, woven homewares, quirky ceramics, and a lovely selection of cards to go with them.
We are open for browsing and chats six days a week. Drop in and have a look around, pick up a special gift, or book yourself a workshop!
Craft Central, Riverview, High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EE: Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Throughout 2022 we embarked on a programme of eco-focussed workshops and activities supported by Creative Scotland. We distributed upwards of £3000 in individual bursaries enabling people to attend courses focussed on sustainable crafting and best material practise
CLLD are supporting an outreach programme enabling us to run a series of free workshops to socially excluded groups. We are working alongside Stirling Carers, support groups for New Scots, and local groups within the community to provide respite and inspiration
We’re delighted to be part of Stirling Council’s ‘Get Together’ project, who have facilitated our Cosy Crochet Mondays. Funding allowed us to make this course more accessible by offering it on a ‘pay what you can basis’, removing cost as a barrier and allowing more people to participate
CRAFTING THE FUTURE
Sustainability is at the heart of our business and the Schools are established hubs for environmental and ethical making, aiming to promote hand skills as a tool for sustainable living. Our current programme of Eco focussed workshops is supported by Creative Scotland and aims to educate future makers by highlighting environmental best practice while respecting the traditional skills of hand making.
Our re-use hub for craft books, tools and materials rescues unwanted goods from landfill. Our regular re-use sales are a goldmine of affordable craft supplies, keep an eye out on social media for upcoming events. We welcome donations of good quality, usable craft materials, tools and equipment. Contact email@example.com if you would like to make a donation. All profits feed back into the running of the re-use hub and our subsidised workshop programmes.