The Colorado Maker Hub is a community led, nonprofit organization – we are able to thrive as a community because of the wonderful organizations and people that give generously of their time, talent, and funds. And the return to the community is amazing. Not a week goes by that we don’t get feedback of a new collaboration, a new piece of business, a new educational effort, a creation that has come out of relationships built because of the connections built through our events and community. Join our joyful tribe and expand your creative horizons!
Ways to be involved include:
Follow • Exhibit • Sponsor • Volunteer • Collaborate • Attend • Donate • Make!
I. Follow us/Subscribe! Start by keeping up to date. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here, follow us our blogs on this site or at www.denvermakerfaire.com, nocomakerfaire.com. Follow us on facebook and twitter.
II. Share your creations! Be a Maker at the Denver Mini Maker Faire in June, learn or teach at the Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference, Shine at Makers After Dark, Create at the Fall NoCo Mini Maker Faire, Create a maker activity in your organization during Colorado Maker Week.
III. Sponsor! We love coming up with creative ways to engage our community and sponsors together. Tell us about your audience and what excites you – youth makers, urban arts, inventors, manufacturing, Makers After Dark, Denver or NoCo Mini Maker Faires, makerspaces – and we’ll create a sponsor package that engages your team, supports a worthy segment of our community, and showcases your company and products as a supporter of this rapidly growing movement. Check out our Sponsor Page for inspiration.
IV. Volunteer! Join our tribe of innovative, bright, enthusiastic volunteers. Whatever your skills, interests or imagination – we have rewarding tasks that need to get done. At each event we rely on a team who greet visitors, take tickets, build and help with exhibits, support maker exhibitors, keep people safe. Before each event we have street teams, outreach, and exhibit building support. Click on the volunteer pages at the event that interests you – or contact Becky at comakerhub dot org to talk about volunteer opportunities
V. Collaborate! There are so many great maker-related organizations across Colorado. We collaborate with a large number, cross promoting, having your organization take charge of a cool maker exhibit inside one of our Faires, strategizing cool maker projects for Colorado Maker Week or throughout the year, matching mentors with youth – so many things. Contact elise at comakerhub.org to explore a collaboration that will enhance both our organizations.
VI. Attend! There is nothing better than sharing the expressions of Wonder at the magic inside our events. Each has it’s own distinct flavor, makers, and audience. We also share with our community a range of maker events put on by collaborators across the state on our Colorado Maker Hub Calendar .
VII. Donate! Want to share the joy of making with families in poverty? Help fund a cool urban art project or bring a large exhibit such as the human sized Mousetrap game to Colorado? Contribute towards materials to be used in building a new exhibit for one of the Faires? Contact elise (at comakerhub (dot) org to learn about donating towards the cause closest to you.
VIII. Make! We know who you are. The tinkerers, the inventors, the builders. You are our inspiration, our teachers, our learners, our community. Keep making!!