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Emma Daker, Exhibitions & Project Development Manager - Craftspace
Job title: Exhibitions & Project Development Manager
Emma Daker is Exhibitions and Project Development Manager for Craftspace. Based in Birmingham, Craftspace is a charity creating opportunities to see, make and be curious about exceptional contemporary craft. A leading crafts development organisation, Craftspace initiates artistic programmes which stimulate creative excellence, critical thinking and understanding of contemporary crafts in the widest social and cultural contexts. It does this through touring exhibitions, socially engaged creative interventions, participatory projects, action research and consultancy. Emma has 20 years’ experience of managing and curating touring exhibitions. Most recent touring projects are ‘We are Commoners: Creative acts of Commoning’, ‘Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making’ in partnership with Outside In and ‘Made in the Middle’, in partnership with The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery in Coventry. She also leads on strategic work around migrant and refugee women including managing Shelanu: Women’s Craft Collective and the Women’s Maker Movement project. Previously Emma was craft curator at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton and Museum Mentor to the Lace Guild Museum. Emma is a TEG Trustee and is currently Events Officer for the Executive Committee.