We want to help you, and all our awesome customers, share your creative vision with the world. What better place to do that than World Maker Faire New York, the place we ourselves launched to the world two years ago?
Maker Faire NY 2017 will take place on September 23rd and 24th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. We’ll be there, and we’re hoping you might be, too, so we’ve put together something that we think you’re going to be really excited about.
#Here’s the deal:
To share the amazing creativity of you and the other incredible folks who helped us get here, we are funding creative grants for exhibitors. We were inspired by Make, who gives away booth space free to makers, but we realize not everyone can afford to decorate a booth, let alone travel to the event. We decided to spend up to $2,000 per person for travel and show supplies to fix that.
Sound exciting? Thousands of passionate makers who want to learn about what you’ve created? To start, check out the experience of Glowforge customers who attended Bay Area Maker Faire back in May, like takitus and kallisti. Then, read on for details.
- First, be a Glowforge customer
- Second, get accepted for a Maker booth by Maker Faire
- Third, be selected for our grant program
#Got it? Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Glowforge customer. You’re probably there already! The program is open to anyone who has an open pre-order for a Glowforge Basic or Pro, or who has received their Glowforge already.
Step 2: Accepted by Maker Faire. You’ll apply through Maker Faire for a booth directly, before applying with us. To do that, just go to the Call for Makers and apply as a “Show and Tell” participant - or, if you want to sell things that you make, you can pay the “Commercial Maker” or “Crafter” fee to Maker Faire.
The deadline to submit is July 9th for the first round and the second July 16th for the second round. Maker Faire will tell you if you’ve been chosen before the end of July.
Step 3: Apply to our grant program. If you’re chosen for a booth by Maker Faire, let us know! We want to help you show off your amazing creations. To apply for the grant, simply fill out this form to tell us all about what you plan to do at Maker Faire. We want to support everyone, but we know there are going to be more applicants than spaces, so we’ll do our best to find the most creative, interesting, and interactive booth ideas.
If we’re able to include you in our grant program, we’ll take care of the following:
- Reimbursement of up to $500 for your booth and marketing
- Reimbursement of up to $1,500 for travel and accommodations if you’re not local to the event
- Reimbursement for any Proofgrade materials that you use during the show
- Loan of an air filter (from Glowforge or another company) for the duration of the show
- If your Glowforge unit has not yet been delivered, we’ll loan you a Glowforge Basic, delivered mid-August
If we’re not able to include you in our grant program, we’ll let you know right away so you can decline your booth with Maker Faire, should you need to do so.
We’re so very excited to be able to support you and your creativity this year, and watch you bask in all your laser-glory. Questions? Ask away, below. We can’t WAIT to see you there!
Bailey + Team