GCM Consortium

toolsThe Gulf Coast Makers Consortium  is a directory listing of creative, collaboratively focused resources throughout the Gulf Coast.  You can add your makerspace, hackerspace, creative space, community garden, co/op, community classrooms, classes, art orCGM Consorium music studio, equipment, professional services or any other related skills, talents, or spaces that are non-profit in nature, open for use, sharing or trading  (no for-profit service listings, please)  The Gulf Coast Makers Consortium Directory will be publicly available here.

Food Makers

Suncoast Co-op – Serves the West Pasco and North Pinellas County via an online marketplace to find local food grown by local gardeners and other cottage industry made goods.

Knowledge & Skills Makers

Flow Arts/Technical/AssemblyTampa –  “I would like to help in any way possible. I am very knowledgeable and have experience with all kinds of electronics including computer systems such as desktops and servers. I also love partaking in just general assemblage or building of anything really. I am also a Flow Artist and would love to spread the beautiful art of spinning objects and getting people to recognize the “flow” state. I also just started making clothes as a hobby but would like to get more seriously into.”  – Free – Contact Angel “Spell” Real

New Port Richie Freeskool New Port Richie – We believe that true community power resides in the peoples’ unconstrained access to knowledge and education. Fees: Free .  Visit website or contact nprfreeskool@gmail.com.

Product Makers

Backyard WorkshopClearwater – a little bit of everything: CNC machining, 3D printing, aluminum casting, and more! Fees: Vary. Visit website or contact jamie@backyardworkshop.com for more information.

Space Makers

Faulhaber Fab Lab at the Suncoast Science Center  – Sarasota – The Fab Lab is a non-profit fabrication lab where students, teachers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, business owners, retirees, inventors, or anyone with curiosity and a tinkering spirit can make their ideas come to life.

 The HIVE at John F. Germany Library – Tampa   – A 10,000 sq. ft. public makerspace on the 3rd floor of the downtown main library branch  – contact:  DanakM@hillsboroughcounty.org

Pinellas Hack Shack – A Community Workshop and Computer Lab in Pinellas Park Florida

St. Petersburg College Innovation LabSeminole Campus – Open to the public with a wide range of tools & resources

St. Pete MakersSt. Petersburg –  Bringing to the citizens of St. Petersburg the tools, knowledge, and resources to foster collaboration, learning, invention and creativity.

Suncoast MakersSarasota – Makers and volunteers associated with the Suncoast Makers group, currently hosted in the Suncoast Science Faulhaber Fab Lab in Sarasota, FL. – Visit  meetup.com/SuncoastMakers

Tampa Hackerspace – Tampa – Building a community makerspace in Tampa

The Venture Compound – St. Petersburg – An artist-run event venue and art space rooted in the noise and underground art scene. Fees: vary. Visit the website or contact venturecompoundbooking@gmail.com .