Call for Makers


Applications are now open to be part of Sydney’s first Maker Faire at the Powerhouse Museum on Sunday 24 November 2013.

Applications close 5pm Friday 18 October 2013. 

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the world-wide Maker movement. A place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, scientists to garage tinkerers, and all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

From robotics, electronics and gaming to textile, arts and crafts, and everything in between, Sydney Mini Maker Faire is the perfect platform to share your home-grown design, project or product.

Applications are open to individuals, groups, schools and other organisations, whether you’re interested in just demonstrating your invention or selling it as well!

Non-profit exhibitors
Non-profit exhibits are for hackerspaces, hobbyists and amateur individuals and groups. This includes cause or mission-based associations, institutions and organisations. There is no commercial aspect to non-profit exhibits.

Commercial exhibitors
Commercial exhibitors are individuals who would like to sell or market products along with demonstrating what they make. Submit a Maker Exhibit application and indicate that you are a commercial maker. There is a fee of $380 for commercial makers.

Please check out the Terms and Conditions which apply to all Sydney Maker Faire exhibitors.

Here are just some of the inventive topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics and electronics
  • Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi
  • Space projects
  • Food makers
  • Conductive materials projects
  • Kit makers
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability, Green Technology and Home Energy Monitoring
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry projects
  • Puppets
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Music Performances and Participation
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

4 responses to “Call for Makers

  1. Hi there. I make delectable preserves picking all the produce from my friends organic farms in the hills where I live and creating unique flavour combinations. Is that fit you criteria. Their very good.
    I couldn’t get there to man a stall so having someone else on a stall would that do right? Hope to hear back. Steve.
    Byron Steve’s Delectable Preserves

    • Hi Steve. We’re interested in all kinds of projects, including delectable preserves. Feel free to submit an application to us, as it definitely fits within our criteria. Something to keep in my though is that the spirit of Mini Maker Faires involves sharing with others the process with which these projects are developed and made. So if you needed to send someone else to represent the preserves, it would be very important that they were able to speak to your process. Hope that helps!

  2. Is there a timeline for the review of applications? I know they only closed last Friday but we have received no confirmation email or any updates after submitting our application.

    • Hi Steven, thanks for contacting us. We’ll be informing all applicants of the outcome of their submissions by next Wednesday October 30. You’ll find a little more information about this on our Frequently-Asked Questions page. We apologise if this has caused some confusion for you, and we’ll drop all applicants a line today to make sure they’re aware of this.

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