Applications OPEN: National Maker Fellow Program, Summer 2016

An awesome opportunity for all you makers out there – you’ve heard about artist residencies, you’ve heard about professorial residencies. But what about a maker-residency?!  The Maker Education Initiative has a program called Maker Corps. They work with partner organizations and their Maker Corps Members throughout the spring and the summer, bringing them together through an online community and providing them with online training and support to create hands-on and community-specific making programming.
The best news is that Maker Corps is still accepting applications! As a Maker Fellow, you work at a local organization that has been selected for the program (for example, Great Lakes Science Center!) but you also go through a national training program and connect with a network of Maker Fellows around the country. The application for the summer fellow positions is still open – so check the requirements below and submit an application!
  • 50% of a Maker Corps Member’s time must be dedicated to direct service– engaging children and families in creative making opportunities, while gaining experience serving as a community leader. Maker Corps Members will also spend a portion of their time as makers-in-residence, focused on developing ideas and programs for their partner site.
  • Maker Corps Members are required to participate in the Maker Corps online community by contributing stories, photos, reflections, etc.
  • Applicants must live, or be willing to relocate to, a community hosting a Maker Corps program. Note that the Maker Ed will not cover any additional moving and/or housing expenses. However, some partner sites may provide assistance. Please inquire specifically about these needs in your application.
PS – GLSC has also had a surge in summer camp registration at the Science Center and are hiring additional staff, especially people with an expertise in 3-D printing, Makey-Makey, Scratch or other entry-level video game design. The position is posted at, or if you have specific questions, contact Josh Landis at

Flannel & Finery: Ingenuity’s First Holiday Party

Last Friday, December 11, Ingenuity hosted it’s first public holiday party at the Hildebrandt Building – with our gracious hosts, Soulcraft Woodshop and Skidmark Garage, we were able to transform it into a holiday wonderland. Thanks so much to all who came out! If you missed it, check out the photos below!

IngenuityFest Village: Illumination Island

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Illumination Island

A cool place to spend the day, and a bright place to spend the night!

Very Ingenious Person Salon Tickets: $20, drink ticket included!

Drink specials, exclusive entertainment, plus ingeuiTEAtime daily – your chance to connect to Cleveland Thought Leaders and join the conversation!

A preview for Agents of Ingenuity, convening unlikely conversations in partnership with the City Club of Cleveland, November 16-19!

Learn more here!

Negative Space Gallery Get Together

Platonic Playground and Harmonograph Brad Civic and Friends

Hall of Science Center Glass Connector:

S3: Playful explorations of form George Berlin

The Artwork of Thomas Zimmerman

Downtown Cleveland: the A.T.T.E.M.P.T. Daniel Darncat Coate

Kinetic Mandalas Jared Bendis

Euclid Art Association

IngenuityFest Village: Vendor Village

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Craftspeople of all stripes including the Ingenuity Hot Shop and the Inventors Emporium (made possible by Parker Hannifin)

Big Tippy by the creators of Tesla Orchestra

Inventors Emporium made possible by Parker Hannifin

Volt AxXe presented by Josh Kolenc: be sure to get your hands on this one of a kind guitar – test out the Volt AxXe and see what you can control!

Cleveland Game Developers: A pop-up arcade that mom and dad might actually encourage! Test out these homemade video games!

Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral: Help build a model replica of Cleveland’s Terminal Tower over the course of the weekend!

Ingenuity Hot Shop in partnership with Cleveland Glass, Leila Khoury and Rustbelt Welding.

Don’t forget to check out our other makers: LumeFinity, Meowville, EveryKey, Lorain County Community College, Hathaway Brown’s Team 2399: the Fighting Unicorns, St. Ed’s High School Robotics Team, the Software Guild, and a Color Mixer workshop with Michael Net!

VENDORS: Get your shop on from local vendors!

Exquisite Corpse Boutique, Tidal Cool, Liz Sabo Handcrafted Bags, Great Lakes Outfitters, Damian Venditti, Peripeti Home, Abbey Blake, Fresh Brewed Teas, High Pockets Mobile Boutique, Geo Gaia, Paw Kids, CreatedBy, Kay-Em Apparel, Pixel Mania, Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, TheTintaShop, Chris Deighan Art, Glaesthetic, Tea Dude, Sussie the Clown, THe Quinntessential Bakeshop, The Cap Man, Steelnique Jewels, Breadheads, Fine Like Me, Blue Lake Botanicals and Eleven by Seventeen!

IngenuityFest Village: Indus-TREE Alley

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The latest innovations in manufacturing, industry and sustainability, made possible by Ohio Materials Handling and the Port of Cleveland, in partnership with Cleveland Container Structures and Apple Mobile Leasing.

What Sparks You? The Snavely Group gives local artists a chance to let their creativity shine, in partnership with Graffiti Heart!

Port of Cleveland

Cleveland Container Structures

Kurtz Brothers

Green Ribbon Coalition

All Power Solutions

Iron Architect Site #1: Iron Architect is a chance for local architects, builders, designers and fabricators to show their stuff! Watch these site-specific works come together over 24 hours from 5:00pm Friday to 5:00 pm Saturday! Made possible through a partnership HGR Industrial Surplus!