The Maker Fellows program is a 6 month opportunity, granting each maker:
- free access to private workspace
- free access to one of our makerspaces (tech, textile, wood, or metal)
- skill-building focused on earning revenue through making.
The goal of this opportunity at The Foundry is to elevate individual adult makers traditionally left out of the maker community based on race, gender, class or other factors.
During the program, Maker Fellows have space necessary to hone their individual craft. Participants learn new skills and develop teaching experience to assist in supporting The Foundry’s programming. Additionally, fellows work to challenge the stereotypes associated with the maker community, and be part of developing our curriculum which promotes young women and students of color as they develop their own work.
Maker Fellows commit to:
-volunteering 20 hours per month to further The Foundry's mission
-attending a 3 hour safety class to access your makerspace of choice (wood, metal, tech, textile)
-attending an initial 3 hour program orientation
-meeting with a mentor at least once a month for the duration of the program