Be a Maker

Call for Makers IS open for 2014!

Call for Makers Opens: May 15th, 2014
Location: Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Date: September 13-14, 2014
Entry Form: Apply to be a Maker HERE!!!

C0st: Maker Faire booths are FREE to anyone sharing and showing what they Make. Individual artist vendor booths are $100. Commercial vendor booths are $500.

Entries: The first step to participating in this Mini Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to the Mini Maker Faire. Please link to photographs or videos of what you make. Maker exhibits should be non-commercial. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. *Note: Makers whose entries are accepted will receive free registration to Mini Maker Faire. However, we cannot pay for transportation, accommodations, or other costs.

Who is a Maker?

A Maker is anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers. Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged.

In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates opportunities for conversations with Makers. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs all come together to show their projects and to talk about what they have learned. It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker, and connect with people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” — fun, engaging, and exciting.

Beyond Making Objects… Makers also includes:
Presentation: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 20 or 50 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

Music/Dance Performer: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire.

Artists/Poets/Authors: The Make community includes everyone from Artists to Writers. Sign up if you would like to perform our present your art or do a reading.

How to Apply:

Click here to fill out the Maker form.
Aspiring makers are encouraged to follow Maker Faire on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest news on makers and Maker Faire.

Other Ways to Participate at Maker Faire

Sponsors: We welcome sponsors at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see Sponsors.

Volunteer Training: For information about making an invaluable contribution at Maker Faire, please see our new Maker-In-Training program.

Crafters: If you are an indie crafter, and your primary intent is to sell your products at Maker Faire, you may apply too!! Both Commercial Makers and Craft/Art vendors are a part of Maker Faire. Commercial Makers exhibit in various areas of the event, demonstrating what they make and selling as an side-addition to their DIY demonstration, not the focus of their exhibit.

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