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 start a maker-micro-business and connect with other maker businesses.
Maker Entrepreneurship Program
Brisbane City Council is running a Maker Entrepreneurship Program in 2021 to provide micro-business training to adults who have existing creative skills to help them establish a market stall and start an online business.
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 help emerging makers monetise their work by selling their creations, and become maker-micro-businesses, which are often businesses of one, operating from home and selling at markets and online.
The participants for the 2021 program are as follows:
|Mercia Ackermann||Flabbergasted Designs
|Children's products (clothing and toys)|
|John Brighenti||Brighenti Design||Homewares|
|Zoe Collins||Hello Zoe Collins||Papercraft, jewellery, art, homewares, clothing|
|Sally Corfield||Slow Yarn Macrame||Jewellery, art, homewares, accessories|
|Megan Cotton||The Cotton Pod||Accessories|
|Laura Cummins||A Hop and A Skip
|Amber Fraser||Amber Fraser Studio||Homewares, clothing, accessories|
|Charli Kahler||Charlie Kahler Art||Art, accessories, needle felting|
|Emily Miles||Emily Joyce Designs||Jewellery|
|Jemima Morgan||Pure Cute||Jewellery, clothing, children's products, accessories|
|Melissa Reid||Loveliss Designs||Pottery, homewares, jewellery|
|Tina Rolley||Tina Rolley Ceramics
|Yuiko Uto||Buttons Ink
||Art, clothing, children's products, accessories|
|Tanja Vlasoff||Frog In A Teacup||Homewares|
2020 program graduates
Congratulations to the 2020 program graduates from the Maker Entrepreneurship Program delivered by BrisStyle Inc:
|Corinna Van Brakel||Pleasant Mill||Beauty products (soap, aromatherapy etc.)|
|Amy Dietrich||The Green Bug by Amy||Homewares, beauty products (soap, aromatherapy etc.), produce bags, bento bags and reusable cutlery sets|
|Jodie Dix||Loom Beats||Art and homewares|
|Anna Jacobson||Cards and Treasure||Paper goods, papercraft and art|
|Beatrice Schneider||Arctic Pearl Atelier||Jewellery, knitted beanies and bags|
|Imogen White||Sol Threads||Embroidery art and embroidered products (pencil cases, book covers)|
|Diana Bridge||Lulu Studio Store||Homewares and printed fabrics|
|Kari Steele||Kari Creative||Street style art for the home|
|Melinda Gagen||95 Degrees Shop||Jewellery|
|Carolina Gadsby||Soul Colours Art||Art and clothing|
|Monica Pompei||Peica Paper Art||Paper goods, papercraft and jewellery|
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).