Maker in Residence Program

Fostering creativity through collaboration

Generator offers its competitive Maker in Residence program to artists, designers and entrepreneurs to help advance and realize innovative new ideas.

Makers in Residence receive a studio, stipend and access to Generator’s 11,000+ square foot co-working/fabrication space in the heart of Burlington, Vermont’s South End Arts District. Generator awards six Maker in Residence opportunities per year through a rolling application process.

Provided by Generator:

  • Makers in Residence receive 2 months free membership valued at $90/month.
  • Makers in Residence receive a semi-private 8’x8′  studio for 2 months.
  • Makers in Residence receive a $700 stipend to use towards educational opportunities at Generator and/or materials.
  • Following the appropriate safety trainings, Makers in Residence have 77 hour/week access to fully equipt metal, wood, jewelry, micro-electronics and rapid-prototyping facilities.
  • Makers in Residence have access to a 300+ member community consisting of engineers, developers, crafts professionals and entrepreneurs.
  • Housing is not provided.

Expectations of Makers in Residence:

  • Makers in Residence are expected to present a 300-500 words summary of their project and residency goals two weeks prior to their residency period, along with 3-5 sketches, renderings, or images that represent their past work and/or residency project.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to take the appropriate trainings a month in advance of their residency period.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to use their stipends for educational opportunities at Generator and/or materials.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to work independently.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to work onsite as much as possible to realize their project and to build community at Generator.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to provide a 300-1,000 word summary and 3-10 images that capture their work within one week of the end of their residency.
  • Makers in Residence are expected to present a summary of their project at a public event organized by Generator alongside fellow Makers in Residence, scheduled up to three months after the residency (we work with all makers to find a date that works for everyone).

Application and Selection:

  • The online application requests potential Makers in Residence contact information, a project proposal (500 word maximum), 5 images of relevant past work, and a C.V with two professional references. 
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed quarterly.
  • Applications from outside the Generator community are highly encouraged.
  • Proposals are evaluated for their innovation, their use of Generator resources, their feasibility, and their potential for positive social impact.

Accepted applicants will receive notification of selection by email. Selected Makers in Residence will have 72 hours to accept the offer; afterward the offer will be extended to the runner up. The offer will include proposed residency dates.

If you have questions about the maker in residence program please email Elliott Katz.

The Makers in Residence program is generously underwritten by Physicians Computer Company of Winooski, Vermont.