MISSION AND HISTORY
Spark Makerspace was founded in 2015 by a group of artists and entrepreneurs looking to support creativity in our community. With support from CTNext, the City of New London, and some very generous individuals, we opened our first community workshop location at 86 Golden St in June 2016. Since then, we have supported our community and neighbors with an ever-growing array of tools, equipment, and workspaces for creative projects. We've organized public festivals and events, partnered with other artistic and educational organizations to further our joint goals, and hosted hundreds of classes and meetups to teach and share skills among our members and the general public. In November 2017, we relocated to our current home in the historic Manwaring Building at 225 State St, and we look forward to a long future of supporting and encouraging creativity in New London and the greater SECT area.
“Our mission: to support making by providing the location, tools, and equipment for people to pursue projects; facilitating the open and productive exchange of ideas; and engaging in community outreach and education.”