CREATIVE MAKERS: kids’ fablabs for letterpress & printing inspired by tinkering and making (CREAM) is a project co-funded by Creative Europe, a programme of the European Union, which aims at creating 4 fablabs for children, to reinvent letterpress and printing through tinkering and making.
Fablabs, the project’s main results, are designed as dedicated spaces where children, teachers and parents are actively involved in new hands-on workshops which combine the basic concepts of printing and letterpress with digital fabrication and other new technologies. Local test events and collaborations with existing fablabs, artists and makers will also be scheduled, with the focus being on schools and families.
Workshops and transnational training courses are fundamental experiences for sharing skills and knowledge, whose aim is:
The project includes 4 main activities:
The CREAM partnership includes:
Other stakeholders are associate partners, fablab collaborators and project disseminators:
Fablab Muse (Italy); FUN LAB (Spain); Ukraina Kultuurikeskus – Ukrainian Cultural Center (Estonia); MakerLab, Kultuuri Katel (Estonia); TOG Dublin Hackerspace (Ireland); Fab Foundation Ireland (Ireland); Hands On! International Association of children in Museums (Austria).
Also, CREAM involves Melting Pro, a cooperative specialised on audience development for cultural organizations.
Each partner will produce, thanks to the help of Melting Pro, an audience development plan for the new kids fablabs, elaborating a strategy to better dialogue with kids, schools, families and other local stakeholders.
Project duration: 01/09/2017- 28/02/2019
Creative Makers is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Creative Makers has received the label for the European Year of Cultural Heritage from NEMO, Network of European Museum Organisations.