A Maker Town Hall is an opportunity to convene key stakeholders in your community to discuss the role of the Maker Movement as it relates to areas such as education, entrepreneurship, workforce development, manufacturing, community revitalization and community-based problem solving. Getting different stakeholders together to talk about the Maker Movement can be a way to develop new collaborations, partnerships and initiatives that can help grow the ecosystem that is supporting the Maker community in your city.

Kicking off the National Week of Making, Nation of Makers is pleased to award eleven communities across the United States microgrants to support the hosting of Maker Town Halls:

  • Anchorage, AK (Anchorage Makerspace)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (Colorado Maker Hub)
  • Cadiz, KY (Wildcat Makerspace)
  • Hazleton, PA (Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress)
  • Houston, TX (TXRX Labs)
  • Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Entrepreneur Center)
  • Lynchburg, VA (Vector Space)
  • Newport, RI (FabLab Newport)
  • Piscataway, NJ (NJ Makers Day)
  • Standing Rock, Lakota Nation (Tradlab)
  • Tucson, AZ (Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance)

Maker Town Hall Microgrants are generously supported by Cognizant, in partnership with the Maker City Project.