Call for Makers

The Call for Makers has CLOSED. Please be aware that the official Call for Makers ended the night of September 6, 2012. But because we understand there are some of you out there who heard about us late or needed a little extra time, we’re leaving this page live so that you can still submit your projects. Please be aware that anyone who submits from now on will be considered on an “if we’ve got the space and infrastructure” basis rather than a “we’ll make the space the infrastructure” basis.


The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is a community organized Faire that brings together craft, art, engineering, science, music, and workshops.

This family friendly event showcases the work of a variety of makers from Atlanta and beyond – we provide an outlet for anyone who embraces the DIY or DIT (do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.

  • Call for Makers Open Date: July 26, 2012
  • Call for Makers Close Date: September 6, 2012
  • Entry Form

How It Works

  1. Click the above “Entry Form” button and fill out the form with as much detail as you can
    • this year we’re going to have signs for your tables, and possibly some sort of maker identification, so don’t misspell your name!
    • give us videos, pictures, blog posts, anything to learn about your project and then publicize it once you’re in
  2. Click the big “Submit” button at the bottom once you’re done
  3. We’ll receive your submission, and you’ll be put on our “Potential Makers” list
  4. Within two weeks of submission (be patient with us – we’re all just volunteers you know), you will receive an email letting you know you did or did not get approved. Space is limited so be sure to get your project in early!
  5. All approved makers will be put on our 2012 Makers mailing list and you will receive the Maker Manual to get you up to date on all of the details
  6. On October 6th, you arrive early with bright eyes and bushy tails, set up shop, and get to showing off your projects and inspiring people

We’re looking for makers who fit into these categories (and others!):

  • Art Cars
  • Workshops and Speakers
  • Amateur Rocketry
  • Student Projects
  • Arduino
  • Clothing Making
  • Edible Schoolyards
  • Rube Goldberg Groups
  • HAM Radio Operators
  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Theremin Players
  • DIY Biology
  • Composting
  • Tesla Coils
  • Human Powered Machines
  • Vintage Electronics and Computers
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart
  • Anything else you can probably come up with!

Standard Maker Setup

The day of the Faire, you will get a 10′ x 10′ space. If you need additional space, please let us know on the application form. You’ll want to be able to display your work and/or show how you make something.

Application Form

Head to http://bit.ly/P2Gj1i and fill it out to the best of your ability to tell us about yourself and your project

For any questions or comments about being a maker, shoot us an email at atlminimakerfaire@gmail.com.

Other Ways to Participate

Sponsors: We are happy to have individuals, organizations, and companies sponsor us. We have four different levels from $250 to $2,000 with the highest level giving you a well placed table at the Faire. For more information, check out our Sponsors page.

Volunteers: This Faire wouldn’t exist without volunteers. We are 100% homegrown and community organized! If you’d like to join the team, shoot us an email at atlminimakerfaire@gmail.com, and we’ll get you added.