Calling All Makers!

The Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is a full-blown community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading and engineering plus music, food, workshops, and performance.

This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across North Florida and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired. 

Entries

  • Apply as an exhibitor, performer, or presenter.
  • Entry Open Date: September 29, 2018. Please enter early so we can reserve space for your exhibit.
  • Application Deadline: January 9, 2019.  
  • Applications will be reviewed based on content, completeness, and other criteria.

The first step to participating in the Mini Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individualsgroups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies. (Food vendors please write jaxmakerfaire@themosh.org.)

Note there is no fee to participate in the Mini Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product.  If you are a “commercial maker” or a small business and want to sell, booth fees are $25. Large companies are encouraged to take part in this unique event and can participate at varying levels (please check out our Become a Sponsor page for more information).

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Exhibit: Makers will be provided a 10’x10′ space with a table and two chairs. Use your space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, you can let us know on the Maker Application.

Presentations or Workshops: 12, 25 minute or 45 minute time slots.  Can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.

Performances: Our main music stage typically has 40-45 minute sets.   We love to program non-musical performances as well, and encourage pop-up performance happenings.