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San Juan Islands Makers Guild
The Guild’s mission is to foster Island Maker Communities by promoting locally made products, increasing public engagement in the Islands' Maker Movement, and undertaking strategic community-based education, cultural and economic strengthening.
The Guild's three cornerstones are: Community, Education and Economy
A core value of the Guild is celebrating and sharing the unique island landscapes, lifestyles and creative industries of San Juan County, Washington.
The Guild offers services and activities for Makers, Learners, Buyers, Small Businesses and Maker Organizations across all creative industries.
To Foster the San Juan Islands Maker Community, the Guild Provides:
A Networking Hub for Resource Sharing
Capacity Building for Small Businesses, Maker Organizations, Collectors, and Learners
Marketing for Maker Economy growth
Grants to support Maker Enterprises
Activities that engage the public with creative Maker products, experiences, and solutions
Educational workshops for DIY, passion-driven, and professional Makers.
The Guild's Leading Strategic Goals Are To:
Encourage connections and collaborations
Host and promote educational activities that improve quality of life and strengthen the community
Broaden markets for local products
Increase local employment opportunities
Foster mentoring for all ages
Build a year-round economy
Promote resource efficiencies and demonstrate viable pathways for future creative entrepreneurs.