Make CIC sits firmly at the heart of the city’s creative and maker scene, where we’ve worked to support artists, makers and small businesses since 2012.
Growing from the Baltic Triangle, where we’ve been based for more than five years, Make encompasses creative space in Elevator Studios – where we run a hub for small businesses and makers to grow and develop projects and ideas – with 18,000 square feet of maker space on Regent Street, amidst the growing cultural cluster of Liverpool’s north docks.
Make is the culmination of seven years of research, planning and development from directors Kirsten Little and Liam Kelly. We combine, arts, textiles, education and mentoring backgrounds with our own experiences of running a business, to plug gaps in resources and provide support we struggled to find when we were setting up our own business.
In Baltic, the city’s creative and digital cluster, Make supports small businesses and artists with flexible, accessible space in the area’s bustling Elevator Studios. At the North Docks, we’re housed slap bang in the middle of the city’s spiritual engine room, where things have been made and fixed for hundreds of years. You can also find the best coffee in the city region at Make North Docks, with Caffé Riccardo based in our atrium. Our newest and third venture in Wirral’s Grade I listed Hamilton Square, Make Hamilton, is a creative community hub and makerspace with affordable workspace, a café and a meeting space, and – at the heart of it all – a community garden.
Our three venues are open to members, residents and the public. We’re a place to work from, run workshops, events, and exhibitions; we’re a space for workers, makers, students and tutors; for artist’s talks and creative events; celebrations, launches, meetings and exhibitions.
We have a strong sense of our place and pride in our work here in the Liverpool City Region. We believe in self-sufficiency and sustainability, and aim to remove barriers to people joining the economy by making things themselves, or starting their own business and becoming self-sufficient.
Make is a place to share skills, make, fix and create; to learn and to teach; to try and tweak. We combine high tech ideas with traditional crafts; experienced hands with new skills. It’s a place to collaborate and create; a magnet for creatives, makers, dreamers and doers. Join us.
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