We are excited to be in 7 Union and now onboarding new members! If you are interested in membership please join our mailing list so you can be the first to get updates, find out about pop-up events, gatherings, help us plan our new home, and volunteer opportunities! Please be specific as to which station you would like to start in and your knowledge in that area.
All except scholarship, start as a general member. General members pay a $55 monthly membership fee for shared access to all of our workstations from 6a - 10p, 7 days a week. Membership also includes discounts on classes, entry into certain member-only events, and an invitation to participate in the direction of Spark through member meetings and leadership positions.
After a month of being a General Member, members can propose to be a working member. Working members, like general members, get access to all Spark facilities and other member benefits above. In exchange for volunteering 8 hours each month, working members receive a discounted membership rate of $30/month and other occasional perks like appreciation events and additional input into Spark decisions.
Thanks to the Frank Loomis Palmer Foundation Spark Makerspaces offers scholarships to help toward one of its main goals: accessibility. We offer Scholarships to makers who would like to access our space but do not have the financial resources to afford a membership. We award a limited number of scholarships every year. To apply for a scholarship for access to our makerspace click the button below and fill out our Google form.
At the moment we have awarded the Palmer Scholarships for 2021, SOON TO BE RELEASE Scholarship Applications for 2022!
COMMUNITY AND MEMBERSHIP
"Spark has given me opportunities I have not had since college: my work in gallery shows and an outlet to share my skills with others through the courses I teach. Most importantly, my skill set, my work, and my character continue to evolve and are enriched by the interactions and collaborations that happen at Spark."
"Spark gives me the creative outlet I have needed since leaving SoCal and provides a balance between work and creative play."
"Spark Makerspace is a glowing addition to New London's resurrection as an arts & cultural pulse in Southeastern Connecticut."
WHAT IS A SPARK MEMBER?
The Spark Community is made up of artists, skilled craftspeople, DIYers, students, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and anyone else looking to experiment with or learn a new skill! We work together, play together, improve the community together, and make together.