Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv Calling all Berlin Makers! Introducing Makers Matter: the new one-year research project by the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv. Help shape your local creative community and get involved! Makers Matter is funded by the Etsy Maker Cities program and is run in cooperation with local representatives from the Wirtschaftsförderung and the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, as well as coopolis GmbH. We are happy to announce the founding of Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv e.V. March 28, 2017. The Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv is a fast-growing non-profit support network for Berlin-based artists, designers & creatives. We aim to help our members develop their brands and expand their network through social media promotion, resource databases, educational workshops and retail events (such as pop-up shops). Originally founded in 2011 as the Etsy Berlin Street Team, the Kollektiv has grown rapidly in the last 18 months, and has hosted 3 pop-up shops, a two-day conference for small businesses, a number of workshops and regular monthly meetings & social gatherings. The growth of the Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv stems from the strong bonds and friendships that our members have formed, and from recognising the value (and fun!) of working together to share our knowledge, experiences, and advice. On March 28th 2017 we held our founding meeting as the official Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv e.V. This is only the beginning, so come and join us on this exciting journey – we can’t wait to meet you!