Are you in the process of starting or growing a makerspace near you? Join Artisan's Asylum and MAKE for an intensive one-day workshop whose goal is to lead you through the process of setting up, characterizing, and planning out the stages of developing your makerspace. Over the course of the day, we'll discuss creating a business model, wading through permitting and insurance, building community around your space, and the particular challenges of incorporating education and/or business incubation into your mission. This won't be a spectators event: be prepared to tell your story, ask questions, look at hard numbers, and make decisions about your space and the process you'll use to set it up. You may even find collaborators from an area near you that you want to work with!
All participants must fill out this survey in addition to registering for a ticket, so that we can tune the workshop to your needs:
Lunch will be served during the event. Please bring scratch paper, something to write with, and as much information as you can gather about your preferred makerspace location and existing plans. This information includes, but is not limited to:
- Total population and population density
- Median household income
- Rough age distribution
- Average commercial rent in $/sqft/yr (easily found by searching your local commercial Craigslist listings)
- Any existing maker, craft, vocational, or DIY-oriented events and spaces in your area
- Any universities or colleges in your area
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Make: Magazine and Maker Media
Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.
"The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age." — The New York Times