Description: Getting the public to continue to be involved and have access to the space is important to the perpetuation of the space. Additionally, it helps two important sides of running a makerspace; your current members get their time and space to concentrate on projects and you have a way to invite the public to come in and see what is happening, leading to potential new members, and members get a chance to put their best foot forward. Making a clear division between these two times really helps a space be a workspace and still keep in the public view.Cross-promote public events
|Role who does it||Publicity officer and publicity team along with anyone who has connections.|
Along with general promotion along your usual channels, find other clubs and events that have interests relevant to those of your space. Promote your public events with those organizations and invite them to come by. As you share interests, the pull factor will be stronger to bring them to your space. Ask your members for connections as they may be in multiple organizations.
|Estimated Time||1 to 2 weeks before your events.|
|Level of Effort||If you know plenty of other clubs, then this is easy.|
|Role who does it||Publicity officer and team and dedicated members.|
Schedule and keep regular public tours of your space. Weekly tours is a recommended pace. Keep the rhythm going. This adds constancy that the public can rely on and can refer others to.
Be mindful to keep it on days that are appreciable to the working pace of your members so that they may be able to keep at their projects without interruption.For members, set up your projects and do a casual show of what you do in your element. Be ready to answer questions and keep the public engaged.
|Estimated Time||1 week before you start and then once every week is a recommended pace.|
|Level of Effort||Easy if you keep it regular.|