Be a Maker-in-Residence
Fostering creativity through collaboration
Every two months, Generator will provide a studio space and stipend to an artist, maker or designer with the goal of advancing ideas, projects and new products that demonstrate the power and potential of makerspaces.
Generator’s “makers in residence” program is a competitive, community-supported effort to brighten the light on unique creativity and incentivize members and non-members to advance their work in an important way. Makers in residence receive a $1000 stipend to support their work and are asked to provide two talks to the Generator community, one to introduce their work and the second to summarize their experience and share the result. Makers in residence are asked to contribute a work or documentation of their output to Generator at the end of their residency. Apply here.
Application and Selection
The online application requests basic contact information, a description of work including photographs, a proposal for how they would use their residency, how well they respond to evaluation criteria, and a preferred time frame. After that:
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and can come from within and outside of the Generator community.
- Applications will be reviewed between the 15th and the the 30th of each month.
- The review team is composed of staff and members.
- Proposals are evaluated for their relevance, innovation, feasibility and potential to engage the Generator community and the community at-large.
- The top applicant will receive notification of selection by email. The successful applicant has 72 hours to accept the offer; afterward the offer will be extended to the runner up.
The term of a residency is two months. Payments are made in two installments, $500 at the beginning of the first month and $500 at the beginning of the second month.
Ready to apply?
The Maker-in-Residence program is generously underwritten by
Physicians Computer Company of Winooski, Vermont.
Athena Kafantaris is a Burlington-based artist, performer and puppeteer currently working on massive, performer-operated dolls and puppets. She uses primarily…