Call to Makers 2019 opens April 2

Key Dates for 2019

April 2,  Maker Application Open, be cool submit early

June 1, Maker Application Closes

June 28, Target date for final project acceptance

July 22, Maker Faire Detroit site build begins

July 26, Maker project set-up and Maker Mixer Thank You party

July 27 – 28, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Maker Faire Detroit


Questions can be sent to the team at

Maker Faire Detroit Application Tips!

    • We will be using the same application system as 2017 & 2018, provided by Maker Media for all Maker Faires. There are some nice enhancements – you can save and return to the application if you can’t complete all one time.


    • Read EVERYTHING! We know it can be tempting to skip a line or two to get right into the application, BUT all the information is extremely important to know, so please, read everything! Be as descriptive as possible about your project and fill as much detail as possible, the application cannot be changed after it’s submitted.


    • SPELLCHECK! Especially your e-mail address; e-mail will be our primary source of communication. If your e-mail is spelled incorrectly, or has an extra space, you could miss your opportunity to show off at the Faire!


    • Prepare good photos, or video content, you can provide with your application. These will populate the Maker Faire Detroit website if you are accepted!


    • New: Think about how many Booth Assistants you will need. During the application process, you will be prompted to submit the number of assistants you’re planning to bring to run your project (maximum 5 assistants, unless pre-approved for additional assistant). All assistants MUST be pre-counted to receive their event credentials.


Important Information for Makers

    • For Reference:  Maker Faire Detroit Manual 2018 Be sure to download and review this year’s important information as soon as possible. To ensure Maker Faire Detroit runs safely and smoothly all Makers (and their assistants)should be familiar with the manual contents.  Don’t forget to note deadlines! (2019 manual coming soon!)




    • Commercial Makers, Commercial Food Makers & Craft Sales, once accepted you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your payment. Please consult the Maker Manual for further details.