Ideatorium – Maker Faire Wellington

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from New Zealand Makers, artists and performers to create and present innovative, original, and high-quality works for Maker Faire Wellington 2020!

Maker Faire Wellington

Maker Faire Wellington is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these Makers to show their ideas, hobbies, experiments, projects and passions.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

This large-scale event is on Sunday 9 August 2020 in Shed 6 and on Queens Wharf in Wellington. 

For more information about Maker Faire Wellington visit

The following criteria will be considered when your proposal for Maker Faire Wellington is assessed. Your Ideatorium proposal must: 

  • align with Capital E’s vision and values
  • be suitable for a Maker Faire event and a large scale audience
  • be innovative, original, and high quality
  • be safe, manageable and suitable for the proposed age group
  • well-articulated
  • feasible within the given time frame
  • ideally include interactive and/or participatory elements

Ideatorium is open!

For Maker Faire Wellington 2020, we are currently accepting applications and proposals for:

  • Interactive art installations
  • Large scale spectacles with a wow factor!
  • Shipping container activations
  • Art installations
  • Interactive performances
  • Audience engagement activities

Applications close Wednesday 1 April 2020


What’s an Ideatorium?

Do you accept submissions for work for adults?

Is this a grant?

Can I submit more than one Ideatorium application?

How complete does my project idea need to be?

What is the process after application?

What do I need to include in my budget?

I’ve performed/ exhibited this work or something similar somewhere else, is that okay?

What is an advisory panel? And who is on it?

I’ve missed the deadline. Can I just send you my idea anyway?

What if I’m still working out some of the information?

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