CREATIVE MAKERS is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, with 4 participating partners: Explora (IT), Neapolis (ES), Labora (EE), and National Print Museum (IE). The project duration is 18 months, from 1st September 2017 to 28th February 2019.
CREATIVE MAKERS innovates the traditional craft sectors of letterpress and printing through the co-creation of 4 themed “kids’ fablabs” – creative spaces, inspired by the fablab and the newest approaches in tinkering and making.
CREATIVE MAKERS’ partners along with 4 selected artists, will share, exchange, and enrich their skills through 4 preliminary transnational workshops and training sessions. Together they will co-create new innovative and interactive workshops for school and family groups.
For this challenge, the partners will be trained in the most effective audience development strategies and practices by Melting Pro. They will produce 4 audience development plans for the co-created fablabs, and these will act as “business incubators” to test new activities and attract children, schools, teachers, families and students to the fablabs.
The Fablabs will be places where children will have the opportunity to experiment with the artisanal tradition of letterpress and printing alongside modern digital fabrication techniques.
During the duration of the CREATIVE MAKERS project, each partner will engage and involve its local community through a series of dissemination and test event. Read more