Saskatoon Mini Maker Faire is a community festival bringing together engineering, arts and crafts, music, inventions, science and performance by a variety of makers. This gathering is designed to promote idea sharing, learning, workshop participation, and hands-on creativity activities. You will be amazed by the ingenuity Saskatchewan has to offer!
We particularly love exhibits that are interactive and show the processes behind them. We want to make this day memorable for you and for all the visitors. If you have a great project but are not sure how to make it come to life don’t let that stop you from entering. We will be happy to work with you to make your display engaging!
The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an application that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals, groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools, commercial makers or crafters, startups, and companies. See past Makers HERE.
Note: There is no fee to participate in Maker Faire if you are not selling a product. If you are a “commercial Maker” and want to sell, booth fees start at $100. There are a limited number of vendor spots available. Visit the Commercial Makers resources page for more information. Established companies and those looking to advertise are encouraged to sponsor Saskatoon Mini Maker Faire which includes significant sponsor benefits.
In the Makers Toolkit you will find a myriad of information to guide you through the many details of exhibiting at Maker Faire.
Young Makers : We are planning a “Young Makers” corner at this year’s Faire, whether you are part of a group, school or individual you can apply as a young Maker. Displays can be from any discipline (science, art, math, sports, etc.) and cross-discipline or interdisciplinary. We would be expecting Young Makers (8-18yrs) along with adult mentors (teacher / parents) of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels displaying their ambitious open-ended projects. We are looking for interactive projects to engage easily with the visiting public. Projects can be a work-in-progress and students / children are welcome to work on it while exhibiting to show how it’s made. We understand that a full day at Maker Faire might be long for young Maker so we are encouraging young Maker to display as a group. Individual Maker can share display space and exhibit only a portion of the day.
Maker Exhibits: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 10’x10′ space. Use your space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. If you need more space or special installation for your exhibit or project, you can let us know in the Call for Makers form.
Presentations and Performers: 10, 15 minute or 30 minute time slots. Can be demos, stories, how-to’s, group (panel) conversations, musical and non-musical performances.
*Apply early to secure your spot. Applications received after all booth spaces are filled will be added to a pending list in case of dropouts.
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Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for: