A maker’s life can be rather isolated, working away in your studio (or back bedroom!), wondering whether you’re charging too much or too little for your work, wishing you knew where to get advice on tax...
The solution? Join our Makers’ Club! Makerhood is all about creating local connections, and, if you live or work in Lambeth, our Makers’ Club helps you do this through:
- Maker profiles: Join the makers' showcase on this website, where local people, organisations and businesses can find you. Include links to your website, online shops and social media pages, show off your latest work, or announce the markets or shops you sell at, classes or workshops you teach.
- Makers’ Club meetings: Expert speakers share knowledge on issues that matter to makers, from promotion to retailers and journalists, to selling online or at markets, to pricing your goods or dealing with tax or copyright. It’s also a great opportunity to meet like-minded creative people to share information and collaborate. Find out more here.
- Business development workshops: Early-bird discounts on our business development workshops and product surgeries. Previous workshops include pitching to retailers and visual merchandising.
- Access to information on opportunities: Only Makers’ Club members have access to our online forums, with information on local selling opportunities and other news.
- Exclusive/collaborative selling opportunities: Makerhood works with local retailers and markets to promote our members. Previous examples include free stalls at local markets as part of the Love Your Local Market campaign 2015, and exclusive promotions with Diverse Gifts in Brixton. At larger events, such as Lambeth Country Show or the Women of the World festival, we set up a shared Makerhood stall, which lets you split the cost and experience.
- Discounts from local businesses: We’ve negotiated special discounts from local businesses on products and services that we think are particularly useful for makers, such as art supplies, framing, car hire and packaging. See here for more details.
- Makerhood working groups: If you wish, you can join Makerhood’s working groups. We are a volunteer-based organisation, and we always welcome people who want to get involved, whether it's in organising markets, PR or work on this website. It’s a great way to learn new skills, gain experience, raise your profile and make connections.
We ask members to contribute £25 a year towards the costs of running the club.