Wow the Crowds as a Performer, Workshop Leader, or Presenter at the 5th Annual VMMF!!

Did you miss the Call for Makers deadline? Though you can still apply for the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire wait list, you might be interested to hear that you can get involved in the event without committing to two days of exhibiting.  We’re on the look-out for Presenters, Workshop Leaders, and Performers to make the fifth annual VMMF a raging success!

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Share your knowledge and skills as a Workshop Leader! We love to encourage learning at VMMF so we are looking for Makers of all kinds who can design and lead a fun 30-60 minute workshop (or two!). In the past, we have had workshops on everything from letterpress to basket weaving.

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Do you have an idea or a project of interest to the local Maker community? Or do you want to demonstrate what you make and how it works? We are looking for Presenters for our Speakers’ Stage! Apply to give an exciting 10, 20, or 45 minute presentation, or organize a panel with other Makers.

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Finally, we are looking for musicians and entertainers to wow Faire attendees! Apply to perform for a 45 minute set in an outdoor tent or as you roam through the crowds at the PNE Forum this year. We welcome all kinds of Performers at VMMF. Deadline for applications for Presenters, Workshop Leaders and Performers is in mid-April.

All photographs by Emily Smith.

VMMF Seeks a Volunteer Coordinator

Do you love making things and the people who make? Do you want to help support creatives and participate in one of Vancouver’s largest maker events?

The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is looking for an enthusiastic & highly organized person to join our team as Volunteer Coordinator. Do you have experience coordinating large groups of volunteers, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and mad time-management skills? Can you think quickly on your feet and keep a smile on your face as you head into your 3rd day of working 10-12 hours? Then tell us all about yourself and we’ll see if you’re a good fit.

Application Deadline: 6pm Thursday March 19


Be Part of the Textile Village at the 2015 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Hey, textile enthusiasts! Don’t miss the deadline to apply to the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire and be part of this year’s Textile Village! You thought the Faire was just for tech-heads and robot enthusiasts? Think again! Whether you’re a spinner or weaver, knitter or crocheter, seamstress or basket weaver, felter or other textile artist, we’ve got a spot for you.

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Come out and share your passion project -finished or still in progress- with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience! If you have an unusual tool or machine you’d like to show off, we’d love to see that, too. We especially encourage exhibits that feature a hands-on component, so if you have a skill you’d like to share with attendees, please let us know.

Photo credit Blushing Lotus.

We welcome Maker applications from individuals, guilds, hobby groups, educational institutions, and businesses. If you’d prefer to do a shorter demonstration or lead a workshop, we’d love to hear from you (you can find our demo application here, and our workshop application here).

The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire Call For Makers is open until March 15, 2015. If you have any questions about the show, please feel free to contact us any time.

Volunteer Photographers & Videographers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to photograph or make short films? We are looking for volunteers for our Documentation Team to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the documentation team is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through photo essays and short films about individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit. Another function of the Documentation Team is to record this year’s event by creating visual content for use in our social media, newsletters and other promotional content for future faires, with full credit to you, of course!

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What we require:

  • A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
  • A commitment to document events in the lead-up to the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • An knowledge about photography and/or videography and your own equipment.
  • An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
  • An ability to write short, engaging blogs is a bonus!
  • What you will receive:

  • Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
  • Creative samples to add to your portfolio.
  • A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
  • A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
  • A reference letter upon completion and by request.
  • To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Registration form. Any questions? Please contact Lindsay, our media coordinator at Please mark Documentation Team in the subject line.