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MAKESHOP Maker Micro Grants

Last month, we challenged artists, makers, and organizations to propose projects for the Wearables competition of the MAKESHOP Maker Micro Grant program.  These micro grants will help programs and organizations to provide youth with meaningful making opportunities.

We received many creative and innovative projects from a variety of individuals and organizations.  We were incredibly impressed with the projects and thankful for the dedication and enthusiasm we saw from the applicants.  There were 5 grants available, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  The winners of these grants were chosen through an online public voting system.  We received over 600 votes! It was an incredibly close competition, but we are pleased to announce the winners!

The winners for the Wearables competition are below.  Please click the links to learn more about the projects.

$1,000 Grant Level

Moveable Type- Kinetic Poetry by The Literary Arts Boom

Patchwork Tote Sewing Project by Dreams of Hope

Planet Parade by Assemble

$2,000 Grant Level

New Cuts from Old Cloth by GoodWill Industries

$5,000 Grant Level

Constructing Identity by GLCC and Scott Andrews

Did you miss your chance to apply for the Wearables competition? Don’t worry! There is still time to apply for the Rideables competition. We will be accepting entries from April 9-20, 2012.  All entries should be submitted to the Makeshop Micro Grants website.  Visit the website today!

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