The Maker’s Guild, a new community creative making space, opens at Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth Guildhall has become home to its first community making space, The Maker’s Guild, giving freelancers, hobbyists, and startups a space where they can work on their projects and access a range of facilities, tools, and eclectic expertise.
Sited in a previously-disused area on the upper second floor of the guildhall, The Maker’s Guild has been established by Ming Wu and Sam Asiri, who worked with the University of Portsmouth’s ‘nest’ student startup incubator to turn the idea into a reality.
Creatives can access the space and all of its facilities on a full-time membership basis, or via more temporary hot-desking subscriptions or day passes.
The crew running the space plan to develop a full programme of community workshops, starting with their free Meet & Make drop-in sessions taking place every Wednesday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
The Maker’s Guild’s broad selection of utilities will cater to the needs of designers and graphic artists, makers, hobbyists, students and graduates, and schools and individual pupils.
Some stand-out features include industry-standard machinery, 3D printing, laser cutting, shared meeting and discussion areas, storage for project resources, exhibition spaces, and a range of creative materials.
Pricing is as follows:
- Half-day pass: £10
- Full-day pass: £20
- Hot-desking: £120 monthly
- Residency: £200 monthly