THE MADE BY PROJECT

Made By is a first-of-its-kind initiative to deeply understand the lives of makers, artisans and micro-manufacturers and to assess their economic impact. The end result of the project is an economic development plan that fosters a vibrant, thriving and inclusive community of makers across Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.

THE REPORT IS HERE

We're really excited to share the findings report with you all! Check out the Findings Report page to read or download it!

PUT YOURSELF ON THE MAP

As promised, Made By is continuing to bring you exciting opportunities to advance your business and expand your networks—so here is a new tool we are bringing to the maker community! The Memphis Maker Map (M3) beta is a visual directory of maker businesses in Memphis designed to promote local businesses by increasing maker visibility. 

Here's how it works. The map connects makers to each other and to potential customers. We need your help to get it going so please take five minutes to add your business to the map. 

Once the map is live you can go to the Made By website and interact with the data as well as add additional businesses—so tell all your maker friends!

We are super excited to launch the map as a visual directory to help potential customers find you. Add yourself here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please engage in crucial collaboration with the Made By project by joining us at the Concept Gallery Walk on Wednesday, March 29. Together, with makers and other stakeholders, we have generated and refined concepts to create a more inclusive and vibrant maker economy in Memphis. To make sure these concepts develop into solutions with real impact we need you to join us and share your feedback.  Why is this important? Your contributions will shape concepts into potential solutions that work for makers, their businesses and local organizations. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence what our maker ecosystem looks like and offers. There is no need to stay the whole time; come and go as your schedule allows, anytime between 1 - 6:30pm. Please RSVP here to let us know you'll be joining us.

Please engage in crucial collaboration with the Made By project by joining us at the Concept Gallery Walk on Wednesday, March 29.

Together, with makers and other stakeholders, we have generated and refined concepts to create a more inclusive and vibrant maker economy in Memphis. To make sure these concepts develop into solutions with real impact we need you to join us and share your feedback. 

Why is this important? Your contributions will shape concepts into potential solutions that work for makers, their businesses and local organizations. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence what our maker ecosystem looks like and offers.

There is no need to stay the whole time; come and go as your schedule allows, anytime between 1 - 6:30pm.

Please RSVP here to let us know you'll be joining us.

We believe that makers are vital to our city's identity and must be respected, cultivated, and celebrated.

Your vivid stories, backed by indisputable statistics, will help us answer big questions, make the case for increased investment, and provide a roadmap for that investment that better targets the unique needs of our artisans. That means more spaces to live, work, show, and sell; funding and business services; training and education; and a community that champions both creativity and creative producers.