November is traditionally the time for makers’ markets to be held across our branches at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. But this year, although we can't come together in the marketplace to search for unique gifts and to sell our wares, we can meet together online for workshops, to share some craft ideas and give local makers an online boost! Join us through November to learn some new skills and discover your new favourite artisan in our maker directory. We'll be featuring artist and maker profiles on our social media throughout November, our directory will be online from the start of November.
Whether you are a buyer, a seller, a maker or all three, there is something on this month to educate and inspire you.
Over the coming weeks, Makerspace Online, in partnership with Banyule Youth Services and their youth makers team, are delivering 3 workshops tailored towards creative minded people wanted to learn about turning their hobby into a career.
31 October - Business Basics
14 November - Social Media Marketing for Makers
28 November - Mentoring for Makers
Councils are also here to help. Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea are all viewing the next two years as a time for recovery and re-invention. Each has a small business unit with the resources to help locals pivot their efforts into a sustainable business opportunity.
You can call 92172278 to get support to local businesses, and Whittlesea Localised has details for support, mentoring and networking.
Support for local businesses here