If you are interested in joining the growing global community of Maker Faires and applying for a license to produce a Maker Faire, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Make a Maker Faire Application. This will help us better understand your goals, vision, resources, and experience. Maker Faire is looking for applicants who evidence connection to the maker community in their area, an appreciation of the goals of Maker Faire, and fundamental organizational, promotional, and production experience that will translate into a quality event. We request that applications are made at least of SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE of your proposed faire date. Especially for larger events, nine to twelve months advance time is preferred. NOTE: for events in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan, please contact makerfaire@make.co.
  2. Generate three to five “pledges” of support from your community from a deliberate range of local makers or maker organizations.  We’re looking for endorsements of your strength as an the applicant, as well as evidence of relationships with makers and their support for a Maker Faire in their community. Share this link with potential supporters:  http://goo.gl/forms/jZ5rd9OSef
  3. Complete the Maker Faire Budget Worksheet.

Once your supporting documents (letters & budget) have been submitted, you can reach out to schedule a Google Hangout video conference (preferred), Skype session, or phone call with your core team members.

If your application is approved, then we will execute a licensing agreement. This agreement is a legal contract that articulates basic requirements for producing a Maker Faire in exchange for use of the Maker Faire brand. In plain words, the agreement states that you have a twelve-month period in which to organize one Maker Faire, and that Maker Faire is not responsible for losses or risks associated with your event.

In the meantime, if you are serious about putting on a Maker Faire, please invest the time in coming and experiencing a “big” Maker Faire or even a smaller regional event. We can write and write and write about a Maker Faire, but it’s nothing like attending one yourself!

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!