Berlin Kreativ Kollektiv e.V. is proud to announce the launch of
What is Makers Matter?
Makers Matter is a one-year research project made possible by the Etsy Maker Cities Grant Program, dedicated to discovering, understanding and helping the maker community of Berlin.
Makers Matter will work with the local Berlin creative community to establish the following:
- Who makes up the maker community of Berlin?
- What inspires and drives our local makers?
- How can we properly value the contribution of small creative businesses to the Berlin economy?
- What are the biggest challenges faced by small creative businesses in Berlin?
- Which are the best possible strategies for overcoming these challenges?
- How can we make sure these solutions will continue to evolve to help future makers?
Over the next year, Makers Matter will work with both Berlin makers and local government to get to the bottom of what makes our creatives tick, to understand what their greatest struggles are, and to find the most effective ways possible to overcome them.
Are you a Berlin Maker?
A Berlin maker is someone who runs a small business involving the hand-crafting of design-based products, or the restoration and re-selling of vintage design items. You could be just starting out or more established, working in your business full- or part-time, a native German or from another country.
How you can get involved
If you fit this description, please help us by filling out an initial survey. It should not take more than 5-10 minutes of your time and does not commit you to anything.
If you know a Berlin maker who might be interested in this project, please forward this to them. If they want to, please ask them to fill out the survey.
Within the survey you can let us know whether you’d like to be updated on the results of the Makers Matter project or not. You can also apply to get access to free business-coaching, expert-led workshops, webinars and other helpful resources throughout the duration of the project.
Please share this wherever you can! We appreciate your help in reaching the many creatives in Berlin whom this research could benefit. We can’t wait to get started and help you!
Makers Matter will be led by Emma Wood, Annemarie Schumacher and Iris Pohlgeers from the BKK. The project is funded by the Etsy Maker Cities program and will be run in cooperation with local representatives from the Wirtschaftsförderung and the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, as well as coopolis GmbH.
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