Halton Makefest is looking for amazing makers!

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Are you, or do you know an amazing maker?

Confirmed Makers for Halton MakeFest 2022

Makers come in all shapes and sizes from digital wizards to sculpture makers, from creative chefs to music composers.

Halton MakeFest is here to celebrate creativity in all its forms from around the borough of Halton and beyond.

"Physical" Makers

From Cake Makers, to Structural Engineers, if you make “real” things with your hands and would like to show off what you do, then we’d love to hear from you.

"Digital" Makers

Digital Artists, Programmers, Filmmakers and Photographers, if the things you create come in files, folders and pixels, we’d love to see you strut your stuff at Halton MakeFest.

"Everything in between" Makers

It’s impossible to pigeonhole all makers, so if you’re not sure if the thing that you make is right for Halton MakeFest, don’t be scared to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.  

We are looking for makers who would like to; run activities, showcase their work and engage with the community. We are really interested to hear from professionals and enthusiasts alike.

How will Halton MakeFest 2022 work?

The quick answer is: Halton MakeFest 2022 will be a month-long celebration delivered across a series of in-person activities, live video workshops, as well as an action-packed festival at Culture HQ in Runcorn Shopping City.

This will mean there’s something for everybody, everywhere.  

In-Person Activities

Online Activities

MakeFest Main Event

How did we land on this idea? 2021 saw a very different MakeFest in Halton. Due to the global outbreak of Covid-19, we had to change the way we delivered our usual experience to you, so we delivered a series of FREE virtual events using live video broadcast via our website and social media platforms. We learnt a lot from this experience and saw the many benefits of virtual activities

By combining all the benefits of online broadcasts with the energy and excitement of a hands-on, in-person festival, it’s safe to say that Halton MakeFest 2022 will be our biggest and most accessible experience to date.

How will the MakeFest main event run?

Halton MakeFest 2022 will be an action-packed, hands-on, in-person event held on Saturday 26th March at Culture HQ in Runcorn Shopping City, which will be open to the general public to attend. Giving makers the opportunity to demonstrate their fantastic skills and allowing the public to soak in all their creativity.

Activities

Halton MakeFest is a community festival and will be free for people to attend. We would like to run as many free activities as possible (we understand there might be certain makers or activities that require a surcharge to cover material costs).

We are looking for a variety of  Makers who would like to demonstrate their talents online as well as in person.

Activities can range from drop-in activities, scheduled workshops or creative performances, talks or demonstrations.

Want to get involved?

We would really like you to take part, so if you are interested in being a Maker for Halton MakeFest 2022, then we will need you to complete a short online form to explain what you’d ideally like to deliver and what equipment is required. Should your application be successful, this information will also help us to publicise your session.

Please note: all maker applications will be considered, but not all applicants will be successful

Safety 

Your safety and the safety of the public is really important to us.

While we look forward to hosting exciting and adventurous activities, we need to ensure we can do so in a safe and controlled manner.

We will put in measures to ensure that everyone is safe and COVID compliant throughout the delivery of the activities.

Let’s Make Something new
Apply below and Say Hello!

If you would like to apply to be one of our amazing makers, please fill out the form below. We will review all applicants and contact you to let you know if you have been successful.

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 Veteran makers from previous Halton MakeFest’s need not apply

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