ABOUT SPARKMACON

What Is SparkMacon?

SparkMacon is Central Georgia’s first makerspace and strives to be a catalyst for freelancers, startups and entrepreneurs, connecting, empowering and supporting them to build a stronger economy and community. 

Designed to be a collaborative workspace for a wide range of creatives, SparkMacon meets every stage of entrepreneurship, from ideation to prototyping to manufacturing, by providing an adaptable space for innovation, in-house support, as well as connections to local resources that enable them to make a living doing what they love.

Think of the SparkMacon like a gym for your brain!

How Can I Use SparkMacon?

SparkMacon offers memberships, leads classes and hosts events to allow access the space’s resources. Check out our Membership and Events pages to learn more.

Wondering when we are open? Check out our Hours of Operation.

What Art & Tech Tools Does SparkMacon Have?

  • 3D Modeling & Printing
  • CNC Machine
  • Electronics
  • Laser Cutting
  • Metalworking
  • Music
  • Textiles
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Programming
  • Woodworking

SparkMacon Layout

SparkMacon Vision

The vision of SparkMacon is to be a catalyst for freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs, connecting, empowering and supporting them to build a stronger economy and community.

SparkMacon Mission

The mission of SparkMacon is to create a collaborative workspace for a wide range of creatives that meets every stage of entrepreneurship, from ideation to prototyping to manufacturing, by providing an adaptable space for innovation, in-house support, as well as connections to local resources that enable them to make a living doing what they love. 

SparkMacon Past & Present

The efforts to launch SparkMacon were led by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, which spearheaded a group of local public and private stakeholders in research regarding the feasibility of a Macon, Georgia-based makerspace that included visits to similar spaces throughout Georgia. The group was able to open the space, in November 2014, thanks to a grant from the Georgia Technology Authority, which utilized funding from the Federal Recovery Act, as well as a successful online crowdfunding campaign.

Though the space was initially run by a group of volunteers, SparkMacon now has a robust Board of Directors and hired Nadia Osman, in January 2016, to focus on the operations and long-term sustainability of the space.

SparkMacon Leadership – Board Members and Director. Front Row (left to right): Rob Betzel, Nadia Osman, Adrienne Cloud and Kyle Kelly. Back Row (left to right): Glen Stone, Brent Lanford and Andrew Eck.

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