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
  • Orientations for: Woodshop, CNC router, Metal shop, & Welding

  • Platform to share/ exhibit work

  • Guidance from our fabrication team

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 expect a minimum of 15 hours a week to be committed to the programme. Every Sunday 2pm- 6pm manditory for the 1st month. Additional hours flexible

Accomodation 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

Application process

Email with the subject title 'Tools for Women' with the following:

  • CV/ Portfolio
  • Why you want to do your residency at MakerLabs
  • Specific tools which resident is interested in using

Application deadline: Wednesday Feb 14th 2018

Residents announced: Wednesday Feb 21st 2018

Residency duration: Month of March 2018

Next 'Women’s Maker Meet Up': April 4th 2018

Please note this event is for cis and trans women and those who are gender non-binary, gender-fluid and femme-identified