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.
Aug-it! are all about bringing brand engagement, augmented reality & social media together through their ground-breaking mobile app. They are a creative agency, powered by the ‘Aug-it!’ platform, specialising in augmented and mixed reality experiences.
You can find them at www.aug-it.co.uk
VIP Puppets is a company, run by Rowan Watts, set up to bring quality puppets and puppeteering to corporate and community events. Rowan is a puppet designer, maker, and puppeteer, specializing in giant puppets for walkabout theatre, festivals, parades, carnivals, and events. VIP Puppets have brought puppets to huge and small events including: Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, National Museums Liverpool, The Bluecoat Liverpool, Hope Street Feast, and weddings.
Noctua is a UK store selling bespoke hand made natural crystal and semi-precious stone jewelry. Brittany Kefira is the founder and artist behind the whole operation, and makes all of the jewellery herself. Noctua also run workshops that teach you how to make your own jewellery!
Lowlight is a collaborative studio of image makers and storytellers providing photography, videography, and design services.
The Beautiful Ideas Co. is a collective of local entrepreneurs and leaders. Working first in North Liverpool, and now in Birkenhead and Woodside, their coalition of the willing was born out of the Beautiful North, a wide-scale regeneration project that changed attitudes and perceptions of, and in, North Liverpool. Beautiful Ideas Co. are investing in sustainable ideas and innovative projects that have a positive impact in the North.
Chainsaw Communications transforms traditional corporate messaging into compelling and memorable stories that keep audiences engaged. They aim to help clients and friends communicate their stories in a clear, consistent and meaningful way by identifying the critical facts and figures, and crafting effective and memorable presentations that will set you apart from the competition.
Rawhide Custom creates premium leather goods using the finest British veg-tanned leather. Their range includes belts, key lanyards, sunglasses cases and wallets. All items are made entirely by hand using traditional techniques, and can be personalised with embossed initials. Whether crafting merchandise for brands or a unique piece for a memorable gift, the quality of their work is clear to see. Only the best will do.
Puppetuity is a small puppetry company offering puppetry solutions from shows and workshops to consultation and puppet making. They provided freelance puppetry all over the country in schools, theatres and festivals whilst providing custom puppet characters for everything from small commercial interests, to film, music videos and large charity events. They even do children’s parties.
Pretty Flamingo is a vintage fashion label that encourages the world to dress up, cheer up and “showcase what ya mamma gave ya!” Their aim is to share their passion for style and enable you to flash a little colour and fun into this sometimes dull world.
Lee is a Merseyside artist who has spent most of his life living and working in Liverpool. He likes to use a range different media and has in the past produced multimedia installations. Lee has recently joined Make studios in the Northern Docks of Liverpool and is looking forward to producing a new body of 3-Dimensional work.
Cappa E Spada was founded by Anthony Parry back in 2012, he custom builds, creates and designs a full range of imaged pieces of high-end furniture and wall art using an array of creative methods. All of his work is hand built using the finest of materials-techniques and delivered all across the UK.
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