Be Part of the Textile Village at the 2015 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Hey, textile enthusiasts! Don’t miss the deadline to apply to the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire and be part of this year’s Textile Village! You thought the Faire was just for tech-heads and robot enthusiasts? Think again! Whether you’re a spinner or weaver, knitter or crocheter, seamstress or basket weaver, felter or other textile artist, we’ve got a spot for you.

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Come out and share your passion project -finished or still in progress- with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience! If you have an unusual tool or machine you’d like to show off, we’d love to see that, too. We especially encourage exhibits that feature a hands-on component, so if you have a skill you’d like to share with attendees, please let us know. Continue reading

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Volunteer Photographers & Videographers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to photograph or make short films? We are looking for volunteers for our Documentation Team to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the documentation team is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through photo essays and short films about individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit. Another function of the Documentation Team is to record this year’s event by creating visual content for use in our social media, newsletters and other promotional content for future faires, with full credit to you, of course!

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Volunteer Bloggers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to write? We are looking for volunteer bloggers to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the blog is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through interviews with and profiles of individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit in our city.

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What we require:

  • A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
  • A commitment to write two or more 500-word blog posts per month in the lead-up to the faire
  • A comfort in conducting interviews, connecting with the public and researching topics.
  • An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
  • An ability to write short, compelling posts that are fun to read.
  • A great photographic eye is a bonus!

What you will receive:

  • Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
  • Writing samples to add to your portfolio.
  • A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
  • A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
  • A reference letter upon completion and by request.

To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Registration form. Any questions? Please contact Lindsay, our media coordinator, at media@makerfaire.ca. Please mark Blog Team in the subject line.

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Maker Faire 101: Free Evening of Info & Socializing

Not sure about being a Maker and want some encouragement or more information? Thinking about volunteering? Want to find out what exactly Maker Faire is all about? We’ve got just the thing for you!

 

Maker Faire 101 is an evening of meeting and greeting, asking and answering, showing-and-telling. Come out and meet some Makers and see their projects (a mini-mini Maker Faire, if you will). Find out from the organizers what it takes to participate as a Maker or volunteer. Have some snacks and beverages. Stay for a free screening of Maker: The Movie.

 

Date: Saturday Feb. 21, 2015
Time: 6:30-10pm
Location: MakerLabs, 196 Kingsway, Vancouver
RSVP: This is a free event, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.

 

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