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Maker-in-Residence Program


The Greater Sudbury Public Library is looking for a Maker-in-Residence.

The Makerspace at the Greater Sudbury Public Library provides access to a wide range of tools and resources. Makerspaces are places where people come to learn about technology, crafts and making; to share knowledge with others; and to apply that knowledge and skill by creating.

The call for applicants will be advertised in the city of Greater Sudbury with posters, in house at all branches of the Greater Sudbury Public Library, the Greater Sudbury Public Library website and at local media outlets.

A jury, comprised of the Coordinator of Outreach, Programs and Partnerships, the Emerging Technology Librarian and members of the community, selects the Maker-in-Residence on a yearly basis from a group of finalists, who have completed an in-person interview. The Resident's term is 3 months.

The Maker-in-Residence program is open to all makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. We are open to all forms of making.

Preference will be given to residents of Greater Sudbury.


The Greater Sudbury Public Library is committed to the following principles:

  • Encouraging making among library patrons
  • Providing free, high-quality, hands-on programming in a variety of mediums that is accessible to all library patrons
  • Increasing public awareness and involvement in Maker Culture
  • Giving makers an opportunity to share their passions with the community of Greater Sudbury


The Maker in Residence Program will take place in winter 2018 for the months of January, February, and March. Programs will take place at the Greater Sudbury Public Library. The artist will set the schedule, but must be willing to go to several GSPL branches during their tenure.

Maker in Residence Commitments

The Maker in Residence commits to the following:

  • Facilitate a minimum of six programs/workshops with a focus on hands-on, experimental learning
  • Spend a minimum of two hours per week in the Makerspace (either as pre-registered programs or drop-in hours)
  • Represent the library at one community event
  • Complete one community project during the 3 month period.

Greater Sudbury Public Library agrees in return to provide:

  • An honorarium in the amount of $600 to be paid in the first 2 months
  • A $600 materials budget for programs and community projects; GSPL may assist in the purchase of materials required
  • A page within the Greater Sudbury Public Library website dedicated to the Maker in Resident with room to add personal content.

The Maker-in-Residence program has been made possible with the generous support from the Friends of the Greater Sudbury Public Library.

Maker-in-Residence Application

Do you want to be the next Maker-in-Residence? Fill out an application form online. We are always accepting applications.