Mini Maker Faires are independently produced celebrations of local maker culture. Our Mini Maker Faire program provides tools and resources to help others to make a Maker Faire event that reflects the creativity, spirit and ingenuity of their community.
We hope to hold Denmark's first Mini Maker Faire on 9-10. May in Aarhus. For it will be the ultimate success, we need you! Everybody who has a technology, creative or innovative approach to do-it-yourself and do-it-together-the idea and want to share experiences and milestones, please hereby apply to become a maker of what we expect to be Denmark's first Mini Maker Faire.
It is possible to get a booth, low tech talk, workshop or something else. Mini Maker Faire Aarhus is a collaboration between Aarhus Main Library and Open Space Aarhus.
In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates opportunities for conversations with Makers. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs all come together to show their projects and to talk about what they have learned. It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker, and connect with people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” — fun, engaging, and exciting.
It is a special experience, but the fundamental design of the event is one that can be reproduced almost anywhere. Thus we have built a Mini Maker Faire licensing program where interested organizations and individuals can apply to organize a Mini Maker Faire in their own communities. In 2012 there were 56 Mini Maker Faires around the world; in 2013 we may come close to doubling that number.