Tools for Women


At MakerLabs we believe in sharing tools and sharing knowledge within our community. We want to promote our labs as a place for everyone and to make sure we stay on track we are inviting 4 women every other month to do a residency here at MakerLabs. This residency is especially about empowering women use tools themselves and to help other women learn. We want to create a community that thrives through member participation to create a long lasting legacy.  One month of the residency is dedicated to learning and using the tools and the second month you become a mentor. Whether you are a seasoned maker or you are at the beginning of you making journey we are here to make sure nothing gets in your way.



Length of residency
2 months

No. of residents per month
Max 4 

Cost of residency 
$250 + tax + Any additional material residents may use 

Included in residency

  • MakerLabs Membership (2 months)

  • Dedicated studio space

  • 4 tool orientations

  • Platform to share/ exhibit work

  • MakerLabs Guidance

What is expected from the residency

Month 1:
Residents are to create a project that uses tools within MakerLabs
Residents are to present a ‘show and tell’ at the next Women's Maker Meetup
Residents are to do documentation - photographs and video for promotion

Month 2: Residents are to become mentors for the next set of residents 

Residency commitment
We would expect a minimum of 15 hours a week to be committed to the program. Residents must be at MakerLabs every Sunday between 3pm - 7pm. All other hours are flexible but we encourage group working. 

Accommodation and travel This must be arranged by the resident. 

Project legacy

  • All intellectual property will remain in possession of the resident/s

  • Anything built here is the property of the resident. If you want to leave the project at MakerLabs after the residency is over you will have to pay for storage

  • Any documentation can be shared by MakerLabs through our website/social media etc

Email us at for more information.