Reduce, Reuse, Re-Make

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is a community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading, and makers of all kinds. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the Baton Rouge area and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Our theme this year is sustainability! According to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the United States is committed to policies that “create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.” We’re particularly looking for people whose work highlights or features sustainability and sustainable work practices, like using local materials and/or labor; contributing to ecological restoration; reducing waste; and so much more.

Building a sustainable community means working together, so priority acceptance will go to makers who can incorporate something to teach or share with Maker Faire attendees. When the Call for Makers is open, you can click below to sign up.

The Call for Makers is OPEN!

Not sure what “counts” as being a maker? Here are some of the things previous makers have done:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: makerfaire@ebrpl.com