About:The Heartland Maker Fest is Makerspace Urbana‘s annual event celebrating the amazing makers in Urbana-Champaign and the surrounding communities.
We wish to:Inspire - By searching for creative and unique makers to exhibit at the festival we hope attendees are inspired by the creative projects of others.Empower - By focusing on hands on experiences we hope people feel empowered to make their own projects a reality.Connect - By creating a free and open public festival we hope to connect attendees to the local resources they need to help make their ideas come to life.
Who should apply? Anyone who wants to share their love of making things and being creative! We also want to welcome and celebrate those who provide creative outlets and space for others to make and be expressive. Example fields of interest include: arts, crafts, engineering, music, science, technology, Do-It-Yourselfers and many more. Selling items is also welcome and encouraged, as we wish to encourage people to make a living doing the things they love.
Participant category examples: Maker: Artist, Crafter, Tinkerer, EnthusiastCommunity Group: Nonprofit Organization, 501(c)(3), Community Group, Meetup, or other social group. Performer: Dance, Music, Fashion, Circus Arts, Speaker or anything awesome that can fit on a small stage.For Profit Business: Company that caters to the maker community.
Table fee:Maker - $15Community Group - $15Performer - FreeFor-Profit Business - $50