Denver Public Library is pleased to announce the call for submissions for our 2018 Maker in Residence program! The Maker in Residence program brings people making things into DPL's ideaLAB makerspaces to hone and share their skills. Whether you're making art, electronics, crafts, textiles, woodcraft, apps, podcasts, games, or something defying easy categorization, we'd love to give you resources and space to work.
Chosen participants are given a $500 stipend to cover their supplies. In exchange, they're asked to work out of one of the four ideaLABs for at least two hours a week for eight weeks so the public can see what they're working on. Makers are also paired up with a staff member to develop a workshop based on their project, and we'll throw an event to showcase your work at the end of the residency. You get dedicated time to focus on a project and public exposure for your work, while the community gets to watch a maker in action and learn from you at a workshop.
The Central Library's SM Energy ideaLAB has hosted an audio/visual Arduino project, a Wes Anderson role playing game, and an interactive sound sculpture. We're excited this year to see more types of making and to expand the Maker in Residence program beyond Central to three more ideaLAB locations: Montbello, Hampden, and the (soon-to-be-open) Hadley branch libraries.
To apply to be a 2018 Maker in Residence, please fill out the application. We'll be accepting applications throughout December and January, and hope to have our residency schedule for 2018 set by mid-February. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments!