What are we looking for?

We’re looking for lots of different people who have experience community, tech, starting a business or makerspaces in different ways.

We’re recruiting panellist for conversations around these topics:

  • Community and co-creation
  • Digital literacy
  • Entrepreneurship in a community setting or using shared resources
  • Funding community makerspaces or shared spaces

We’re also looking for people who have experience using tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, VR headsets, various electronics, vinyl cutters and / or digital tshirt printing. We’ll be demonstrating to library and other council staff the possibilities when people have open access to these tools for learning, hobbies and perhaps starting their own business.

If you’d like to be a panellist or demonstrate how makerspace tools are used, please let us know by completing this form or providing the same information in a format of your choosing.

How much does it pay? For the panellists we’ve set aside £125 per person and for the Maker Market, £250.

Hope to meet you soon!


We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, working-class people, marginalised genders, and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

If you would like to discuss any support for expressing interest, please get in touch with Kisha at kisha@brightbox.org.uk.


The details


The webinars are all held online.

The Maker Market will be at:

DMC 2.0
County Way
S70 2JW

Event schedule

Community and Co-creation
31 August, 2 – 3:30 PM

Digital literacy in libraries
7 September, 2 – 3:30 PM

Entrepreneurship in makerspaces
14 September, 2 – 3:30 PM

Funding your Makerspace
21 September, 2 – 3:30 PM

Makerspace Market
28 September, 11 AM – 5 PM
The MakerLab
DMC 2.0
County Way
S70 2JW

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