Maker In Residence

Are you a creative, crafty person? Do you like sharing your love of creating art with others?

Then apply for ITPLD’s first ever Maker-in-Residence program.


Learn more about the Launch Pad

The Launch Pad is ITPLD’s makerspace and the hub of creativity at the library. Our space has been here since the library was remodeled in 2017. We offer access to a variety of tools and equipment perfect for creating new art, including an Epilog Mini laser cutter, Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, digital embroidery machine, 3D printers, sewing machines, and a CNC machine. We also provide access to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

The Maker-in-Residence will

  • Complete a project to be exhibited at the Library at the completion of the residency. A community centered exhibit is encouraged. 
  • Have a six week residency in the library’s Launch Pad, working on their craft in the space.
  • Offer workshops for library members. Residents must teach at least 3 classes to the public during their residency.
  • Have access to the Launch Pad equipment and staff assistance.
  • Be compensated $1,000 for the six week residency.
  • Be required to spend an average of 3 hours per week in the Launch Pad either working on their craft and answering questions for the public, or teaching your craft to the public. These time frames will be scheduled in advance in coordination with the library and the resident. Hours spent coordinating are included in the stipend payment.

Preference will be given to applicants who use one of the tools available in the Launch Pad as part of their craft and to residents who reside in the library’s district. 

There will be no stipend for transportation. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds to apply. Minimum age of 18. If offered a residency, the Maker must sign an agreement with the library, complete an IRS W9 form, and complete a background check.

The Maker-in-Residence program will take place during the SLA program in the summer. At the culmination of the residency some piece of art will be left at ITPLD to be displayed, temporarily or permanently. In 2023 the program will run from June 12-July 23.

Examples of craft include: Fine arts (painting, drawing), 3D printing, digital arts, fiber arts, laser cut art, robotics/circuitry.

Applications are due by February 5, 2023.