Join us at Dublin Maker 2023!
This year will be the 11th Dublin Maker and will take place in Richmond Barracks, Saturday 2nd of September 2023.
We are super excited about how much we have grown over the last 11 years, and this year is going to be very different and just as much fun.
Dublin Maker is made up completely from projects submitted through our open call. So we need you to apply to make it great.
Dublin Maker relies on the help of many communities and is run by volunteers who work hard so it can remain free and accessible to all. It is made great by Ireland’s super makers submitting projects giving their time for free. Each year we are amazed with the inventiveness and enthusiasm they bring. We have a lovely venue this year and are looking forward to filling it with creative madness.
Dublin Maker gives the 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.
🌈 Our mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.
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!
The first step to participating in Dublin Maker is to submit an entry (using the link above) 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.
🗓 Applications Deadline: August 1st
🤩 And if you need more ideas, inspirations and some additional Dublin Maker spirit, check out the following:-
Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
- Student Projects
- Crafts people showing their process
- Music Performance and Participation
- 3D Printers and CNC Mills
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Home Energy Monitoring
- Rockets and RC Toys
- Green Tech
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric Vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
- Food and Beverage Makers
- 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 a sales booth)
These stands make up the majority the event. They are for individuals, groups, schools and organisations that would like to demonstrate what they make and how it works. Above all, interactive exhibits are encouraged, we want to wow and engage the audience. For Maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. There is no fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.
Commercial Maker exhibit
This is for 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 of €250. If your project has enough educational merit this fee will be waived. Please note, companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers, this is reserved for individuals and small maker groups. If you are a company or commercial entity, we would be delighted to have you as an Exhibiting Sponsor (see below).
How to Apply
Other Ways to Participate at Dublin Maker
- Sponsors: We welcome sponsors at Dublin Maker. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see sponsorship.
- Volunteers: We welcome volunteers at Dublin Maker. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please see volunteer.
What Happens Next
Immediately following your submission
- You will receive and email confirming that we have your application. Each application will be reviewed at each round. Dates are listed above.
- 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 (if applicable).