We are here to support and encourage anyone who wants to invent, experiment and develop their ideas and creative projects. Take a look at our special programs and join our mailing list to receive notice of upcoming opportunities and deadlines.
Make-It Springfield is committed to making our activities financially accessible to all. Click here to learn more.
RAD Springfield brings bike repair education and open tool access to Springfield’s downtown, community members and neighborhoods. Open every Monday, 2-6 pm, at Make-It Springfield, RAD invites volunteer technicians, from teens to adults, to help with bike repair, and the public can stop in to purchase, drop off for repair or donate bikes.
DRESS CODE: A TEEN FASHION CLUB
Dress Code is a supportive club for teens who are passionate about fashion design and creation. Teens apply to spend several months being mentored by a diverse variety of professionals and are supported in creating one or more pieces of clothing/accessories. Participants have the opportunity to participate on local events. READ MORE
EMERGING YOUNG CREATIVES
The EYC summer program is for young high school age women+ who want to craft their creative dreams into reality and be part of a strong and supportive community. This unique program provides space, time and inspiration in a safe and welcoming environment while learning from predominantly BIPOC women+ mentors. READ MORE
RESIDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Our Resident Fellowship program gives adventurous creators and makers the chance to build their creative practice. Over a 10-month period, and with an added stipend of $3,000, Fellows develop their creative vision with unlimited access to our equipment and space in downtown Springfield. READ MORE
Our fall Maker’s Market is a celebration of creativity and an opportunity for makers to participate in a public sale of their creative work and products by applying for a vendor table that is free of charge. If you are a maker, we want to meet you! Contact us and tell us about your work, then join our mailing list so we can keep in touch.
It is very important to us that our work brings joy to individuals and also our community. Through Make-It Neighborhoods, we are committed to promoting joy and inspiration through creativity. Performers and artists of all kinds may contact us to learn how to get involved.
Several times a year, we actively seek people who want an internship experience working in a creative community, who desire to make a difference and who seek knowledge and personal growth through working on a variety of projects, and learning about social change, socio-economic diversity and racial diversity. READ MORE
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & PRESENTATIONS
Make-It is a place where individuals and organizations come together for skill-sharing, networking and building audiences. We seek instructors to teach specific skills, we support small business owners who want to share their creative knowledge, and we offer space for creatives to present their work to the public. EVENT CALENDAR
Our space is available to rent for public or private use. Please contact us for more information.