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The ANU MakerSpace’s Maker in Residence program aims to support makers from all disciplines and backgrounds who do not have access to the space as an ANU staff member or student.

Residents will receive access to the tools and expertise across all our locations on the ANU Acton Campus. A standard residency will be 3 months long, allowing enough time for a resident to be inducted and trained on the tools we offer and use them to work on their proposed project. For details about the tools on offer, browse our website.

Application Process

Applicants for the Maker in Residence program are required to submit a formal application based around a specific project. The project should outline what you want to do with your time in the MakerSpace, whether you plan to make something specific or experiment. Projects of all kinds are welcome. The golden rule is if you’re excited to do it, we’ll get excited with you!

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By inviting Residents into our space, we aim to amplify and support our maker culture of skill sharing, inclusivity, and diversity for the benefit of the existing MakerSpace members. So we’re asking Makers in Residence to suggest how they can share their skills to the community at the close of their residency. For example, residents could run a small workshop (or similar event), create an open-access instructable, or build something for the MakerSpace. What a Maker in Resident shares does not have to be attached to the proposed project and can be based on existing knowledge.

By inviting Residents into our space, we aim to amplify and support our maker culture of skill sharing, inclusivity, and diversity for the benefit of the existing MakerSpace members. So we’re asking Makers in Residence to suggest how they can share their skills to the community at the close of their residency. For example, residents could run a small workshop (or similar event), create an open-access instructable, or build something for the MakerSpace. What a Maker in Resident shares does not have to be attached to the proposed project and can be based on existing knowledge.

We will run up to four residency periods a year, with two application rounds.
Applications are currently closed. We hope to open a round in the second half of 2022.
Please contact makerspace@anu.edu.au if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Who can become a Maker in Residence?

    1. To become a Maker in Residence you must not have existing access to the MakerSpace. If you have an active University ID at the ANU, you can come and join us as a regular member.

      You must also: be over 18 years of age, have the right to work in Australia, and not be using the residency to support a commercial activity (see Terms and Conditions in the Application Guide).

    1. How long is the residency?

    1. A standard residency is 3 months with some flexibility depending on the project. Get in touch if feel this isn't the right amount of time and have any questions.

    1. Is this a paid opportunity?

    1. Unfortunately we can't provide financial or material support.

    1. What kind of project can I do?

    1. Any kind! Projects can be any mix of (but not limited to) science, art, engineering, craft, electronics, philosophies of making, and so on.

      Please familiarise yourself with the tools we offer to see if the MakerSpace has what your project needs. Get in touch if you're not sure.