Open Call 2014 – Apply here

DSC_0009Join us at Dublin Maker 2014!

Remember – your project doesn’t need to be finished, and it definitely doesn’t need to be for sale. We want you to share how you make, so in-progress , hobbyist projects are A-OK!

Dublin Maker (@DublinMaker) will take place at Science Gallery, TCD on July 26th be an opportunity for makers to interact with each other, to share ideas, and to show examples of their work, projects, crafts, inventions, products and hacks in a vibrant fair-style event. We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit.

The Open Call for makers opens on March 18th and closes May 11th 2014

We have extended the open call to allow the people from Artek Circle and others some extra time to apply.

The Open Call will now close on May 16th 2014. 

Our open Call is now closed. We got lots of great projects, we are very grateful to get so many brilliant projects and very excited about July. We are still accepting late submissions using the link below. If you can wow us we might be able to squeeze you in but our space is limited and priority is given to those who entered during the open call.





The first step to participating in Dublin Maker is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Dublin Maker, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
  • Student Projects
  • Robotics
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Robotics
  • Puppets
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Entry Categories

You can apply as a:

  • Maker booth or exhibit
  • Commercial Maker booth (primarily sales booth)
  • Presenting a Talk / Performer or Workshop

Maker booth or exhibit:

Individuals, groups, schools and organisations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For Maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. No fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.


Maker booth (primarily sales booth): Individuals who would like to sell products along with demonstrating what they make at their Maker exhibit. Please submit a Maker application and indicate that you are a Commercial Maker. There will be a fee for commercial maker booths (it was €150 in 2013). Please note, companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers. If you are a company or commercial entity, we have great opportunities available—please see Exhibiting Sponsor.

Workshop, Presentation:

Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 20 or 50 minutes, with some time for Q&A. Select “Presenter” and submit a Presenter application.

Exhibiting sponsor

Exhibiting sponsors and stakeholder organisations are welcome to submit as well.

How to Apply

Please fill out the application form.

Other Ways to Participate at Dublin Maker

Sponsors: We welcome sponsors at Dublin Maker. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see sponsorship.

What Happens Next

Immediately following your submission, you will receive and email confirming that we have your application.  Acceptances are sent via email approximately 2 after the end of the open call. Once accepted, makers are asked to complete a Maker Agreement. Ongoing correspondence from the Dublin Maker team will keep you up-to-date on organising meetings, meetups, maker check-in and load-in logistics.