The ideaLABs, Denver Public Library's makerspaces, are great places to learn, make, and share. We'd love to have you share your skills with the community through our Maker in Residence program. Are you a visual artist? Master musician? Embroidery expert? Silkscreen specialist? A hero with the handtools? If you enjoy making things and teaching people new skills, we would love to hear from you!
An ideaLAB Maker in Residence works out of one of our six ideaLABs for 2 hours a week for 8 weeks, working on a project of their choosing, which will be displayed in that ideaLAB at the end of their residency. We'll pay you a stipend of $500 for your time working and sharing with the public, and you get access to our tools, opportunity to learn new skills, public exposure for your work, and a chance to share your talents with your community and all the warm fuzzy feelings that entails. Makers may also host workshops, drop-in hours, or other events to share their skills with the public. We'll work with you to figure out what works for your topic and personality.
We are currently looking for makers for residencies throughout 2020. Residencies will be held in six of our makerspaces:
- SM Energy ideaLAB in the Central Library
- Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB
- Hadley Branch Library ideaLAB
- Montbello Branch Library ideaLAB:
- Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales ideaLAB
- Sam Gary Branch Library ideaLAB: Opening in 2020!
The application will ask which library you would prefer, but please note that, due to scheduling and demand, we may offer you a residency at a library that is not your top choice.
Please familiarize yourself with what the ideaLABs are currently doing, our schedules, and the tools we have available by visiting our pages at denverlibrary.org/idealab before applying.