Growing Brisbane's maker economy

Brisbane City Council aims to inspire entrepreneurship at the local community level to elevate the independent, artisan and bespoke to grow Brisbane’s maker economy. Find out about the opportunities for support to grow a maker-micro-business and connect with other maker businesses.

Maker Entrepreneurship Program

Brisbane City Council is running a Maker Entrepreneurship Program in 2022 to provide fully subsidised micro-business training to creative makers looking to grow and ensure the sustainability of their online businesses.

A maker is someone who creates a tangible item either by design or fabrication.  For example, artists, sewers, printers, potters, metalsmiths, jewellers, woodworkers, designers and more. This program aims to equip makers with the skills, tools and resources to build a community and maintain a creative business.  

The Maker Entrepreneurship Program has been running since 2020, and there have been 24 program graduates to date.

2022 program participants

Maker Business Product
Alexandra Blengini Made by Alex Rugs
Briana Ives The Cheesy Creative Jewellery
Brittany Dever Lazy Bones Accessories, art
Craig Burns Rubadub Coffee Scrub Beauty products
Elise Hilton Elise Hilton Designs Jewellery, art
Felicity Clarke Bearly There Creations Children's toys
Kate Leonarduzzi Blue Eyed Girl Accessories
Mark Pearson DoodArt Linocut prints, art
Megan Carter Megan Designs Art, embroidery, papercraft
Molly Dunkle Dunkle Beauty products
Rachel Lee Rachel Lee Studio Art
Rebecca English Bec English Ceramics Ceramics
Sam Stewart Good Faith Studio Leather goods
Shae Roberts Willow and Fig Homewares
Shu Yi Chai The STIL Creative Macrame

Program graduates

Congratulations to the program graduates from the Maker Entrepreneurship Program run by BrisStyle Inc.

The Maker Entrepreneurship Program graduates

More information

To make sure you don’t miss out on future opportunities for Brisbane makers, subscribe to Council’s Business in Brisbane e-newsletter.

For more information, you can contact Council’s Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

Last updated: 22 December 2021

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