Kickstart our Student Makers' Festival

Student Makers’ Festival – A showcase for young designers. Supporting the youngest members of our creative community and tackling youth unemployment.

Reading Time: 2 mins

Recommended: Young People, Artists, Social Enterprises, Volunteers.

Impact: Business Enterprise in Kent and Young Persons

Special Thanks to: Student Makers Market, Canterbury City Partnership, Dover Town Council, St. James Dover

Photo Credit: Future Foundry

Student Makers Festival

Student Makers Market

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Young makers are often natural entrepreneurs – creative, innovative and visionary. But to fulfil their potential and survive in this economic climate they need help to get started –  a space to work, professional skills, connections to people who can help them and outlets to sell their work

…..and that’s what this project is all about.

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We’re excited to be launching a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with the RSA to fund our Student Makers’ Festival and Pop Up shop.

We’ve been given an amazing opportunity- to create a month long Christmas Pop Up Shop and Festival of Youth Enterprise in Folkestone.

The Creative Foundation have offered us a beautiful old arcade building for the whole of December and in partnership with Shepway District Council have also given us support towards a programme of inspirational speakers and hands-on public workshops for local young creatives, schools and youth groups.

We need to raise £2,000 to:
  • To fit out the production workshop with equipment to enable our young designers to learn, share skills and make their work.
  • To transform this empty building into a fabulous Pop Up Christmas shop and events venue.
  • To create a fantastic launch event to congratulate our young makers and to thank everyone who’s helped us. You can come too

How to Support Us
Visit Kickstarter and become a backer; spread the word with friends and familyand share our Kickstarter link on facebook

Cool rewards on offer to all our backers – more details coming soon! All of our rewards will be limited edition pieces, designed and made by our talented emerging designers, some are only available to campaign backers! We will give you updates on how our young makers are getting on and we’ll mention you in our Student Makers thank you video too!