State of Makerspaces
Thank you for participating in 3rd annual State of Makerspaces survey by The Makers Nation. The goal of this project is to identify trends within the operations of makerspaces around the world. Our hope is to discover common barriers to growth as well as patterns of success to help accelerate the industry and learn from one another.

Survey results will be released in aggregate January 2017.

Your Name *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Name of Organization *
Your answer
Website *
Your answer
Twitter Handle *
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City *
Your answer
Country *
Your answer
Membership
How many members do you have? *
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How many people, if any, have been banned or expelled from the space in the last year? *
Your answer
How are your membership fees structured? *
Please provide a detailed breakdown for the following elements: Frequency (Monthly, daily or per project), Rates (for each of the applicable frequencies above)
Your answer
What access do people have to your space? *
Check all that apply
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What are the operating hours of your space? *
Keyholder access, public access, designated open nights? If your members have access to the space at any time, please enter “24/7”
Your answer
Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least *
If none of your members are from a specific age range please select "none"
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Youth 5+
Teens (13-18)
Post-Secondary Students 
Adults
Seniors (65+)
Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. *
One (1) most represented, four (4) least represented
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Absolute beginner (never touched the tools before)
Moderate knowledge (some experience but still needs lots of direction)
Intermediate (working knowledge looking to refresh skills)
Professional (uses tools for a living and uses the space for access to more equipment)
What type of outreach tools do you use to attract new members? *
Check all that apply
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What have you found to be the most effective outreach tool for attracting new members. *
Your answer
Operations
This is where we dive into the inner workings of the space. Finances and insurance have been hot topics in the past - your answers here are incredibly useful as benchmarks for other space managers who are just starting out and feel out of their depth.
What year did you open? *
Your answer
Are you non-profit or for-profit? *
What sort of business license does your space have, what is it categorized as? *
Your answer
How much liability insurance do you carry? *
Your answer
How much insurance of other forms, do you carry? *
Your answer
Did your organization file taxes, this year? *
Does your organization use a professional accountant or bookkeeper to prepare its financial statements and taxes? *
Is your space affiliated with any other organization? *
check all that apply
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Do you receive government subsidies or grants to support your operations? *
How many staff members do you employ? *
part-time staff counts as 0.5
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What percentage of the people involved in your organization are volunteers? *
Your answer
Which initiative contributes the most to your bottom line? *
You may select more than one if necessary but we're looking for the top contributor
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What is the most popular piece of equipment used in your space? *
Your answer
What is the price range of the workshops you host at your space? *
Check all the apply
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What is the average number of participants in the workshops you host? *
Your answer
Are you profitable? *
Challenges
What have been the biggest challenges to making your space a success? *
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Would you consider your space well integrated in the arts, design, and tech culture of your city? *
If No: what are you missing to help you become more integrated? If Yes: what has helped this? *
Your answer
If you could get help with any one thing for your space what would it be? *
Your answer
Can we contact you again with follow ups or for more information? *
We may wish to conduct brief phone interviews or conduct a follow up survey within subgroups of the respondents.
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