Why Produce a Maker Faire
Join the global Make: Community!
You and your team are taking important steps to empower makers and connect the people and projects that will shape our future. Becoming a licensed Maker Faire provides organizers access to this vibrant, diverse, and well-established international community of makers, as well as resources and support to make your faire successful.
“Maker Faire has been one of the largest sparks across the Rochester and Western New York maker community. Since the faire has started, we’ve seen more collaborations between programmers and artists, companies launch and expand, and people from all over the world visiting Rochester. Just within the education sector, we’ve seen schools from all across the region have started to integrate more hands-on learning after attending their first Maker Faire.”
– Producer of Maker Faire Rochester
THE FUTURE WE MAKE
The Maker Movement is a global phenomenon impacting the future of work, product development, education and learning, and more. Maker Faire and Make: magazine have been leaders in telling the maker story since 2005. It’s our mission to celebrate and nurture maker culture and the creative spirit.
Tools and Support
Producer Community The global network of Maker Faire organizers is an active community willing to share best practices, suggest solutions, and provide peer-to-peer support. Currently we have over 600 Maker Faire organizers in our searchable, chatable Mobilize group. We offer digital and live meet-ups and workshops for producers to meet and exchange ideas.
Tools We’ve learned a lot building Maker Faire over the past 14 years, and we share these tools and know-how with our Maker Faire network. Assets include a variety of best-practice playbooks, a custom Maker Faire WordPress web theme, ticket platform forms, contracts, surveys, online forums and informative sessions, and a direct line to the Maker Faire team at Make: Community.
Website For an additional one-time development cost, you will receive a Maker Faire WordPress themed website complete with Call for Makers backend system, custom pages to display all exhibits/maker projects, sponsors, event schedule, and automated individual pages for each exhibitor/maker project. We offer on-boarding web training, bi-weekly tech support office hours, and additional consultation catered to your teams needs.
Promotion As a licensed Maker Faire, your faire will be listed on our website. Faire producers are encouraged to write and share stories about their communities, makers, and projects. We share those Maker Faire stories on our website, magazine, in newsletters and on social media.
Logo & Marketing Support Each faire is delivered a Maker Faire logo set, identity guidelines, and information on the best practices for marketing and promoting your faire.
Swag We offer a producer discount to our Maker Shed online store where you can purchase our best-in-category books, kits, Maker Faire branded swag (stickers, lanyards, patches), Learn to Solder pins, project guides, and more.