Who are makerspaces for?

Makerspaces are for everyone — kids and adults alike. They’re spaces where everyone is both a learner and a  teacher, contributing one another’s discovery of critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.

What makes a space a makerspace?

Makerspaces can be anything that creates a community of sharing ideas, resources and experience, and dare we say it, innovation.

  • If all you have is cardboard, masking tape and scissors, you have a makerspace.
  • Whether your space is full of tech or has no tech at all, you have a makerspace.
  • Inside? Outside? It doesn’t matter. Wherever you gather, you have a makerspace.
  • What matters is helping people to explore themselves and to find shared interests within their community. The equipment, materials and space come second.

“It was really interesting to do with my daughter. She never seems interested when we do craft while she’s doing it. But her eyes lit up remembering what we had done and which things she liked. The nail and string art was a massive hit.”

– Makerspace participant

What can we bring to your makerspace?

We didn’t invent makerspaces. They’ve been happening all around us forever and a day. But when we work with a community to create a makerspace, we do things a little differently.

We start with the people

Anyone can learn how to use tools and equipment, but entering unfamiliar spaces and trying new activities can be daunting. We come to you, wherever that may be. Libraries, community halls and even a local allotment.

We get to know you and your community in a place where you feel at home so we can start to understand what challenges you face.

We’re interested in long-term impact

We understand the impact of not having access to the right resources can have on the aspirations and career opportunities in a community. Creating makerspaces removes some of the barriers that exist, but a one-time-thing just isn’t enough.

We help the communities we work with to be agile and adapt to incorporate new opportunities and technologies as they become available. This means that your makerspace can be truly accessible and exciting for everyone, helping young people learn the skills they need to be employable in the ever-changing world of work and adults to pick up new hobbies or even retrain.

Want to start a makerspace in your community?

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