Maker-Led Workshops

Heurich House Museum’s Maker-Led Workshop program provides makers with a free in-person platform in the museum’s conservatory to test and develop a new revenue stream to support the growth and stability of their businesses. Selected entrepreneurs will lead a two hour workshop, giving DC residents an opportunity to learn about their small business community. Workshops happen during public biergarten hours, allowing participants to also sip on local craft beverages during the workshop!

Maker-Led Workshops are designed for beginner & intermediate businesses. This program is intended for Makers with little to no workshop experience and who are in their first years of operations. 

Workshops vendors will be selected through an application process. The museum’s Urban Manufacturing Incubator team will reach out to vendors at least 2 months in advance to confirm their acceptance and provide cross-promotional marketing information. See more information below!

Incubator Provides: 

  • $500 payment to Maker
  • $150 supply budget for Maker
  • Tables & chairs
  • Indoor space
  • Staff supervision 
  • Management of ticket platform & sales
  • Marketing materials and promotion
  • 2 meetings with Incubator Director to consult on development of workshop

Maker Provides: 

  • Lead 1.5 - 2 hour workshop
  • All supplies
  • Description of class and sample photos
  • Cross-promotion on digital channel

Workshop Details: 

  • Participants take home 1-2 small handmade products 
  • 15 - 20 participants 
  • Tickets cost $45
  • Participants can purchase drinks from museum biergarten during workshop

2024 Dates

Friday, June 21st | 6-8pm

Application Due Monday, May 20th

Friday, July 19th | 6-8pm

Application Due Monday, June 3rd

Friday, August 23rd | 6-8pm

Application Due Monday, July 1st

Thursday, September 26th | 6-8pm

Application Due Monday, August 5th

Friday, October 18th | 6-8pm

Application Due Tuesday, September 3rd

Friday, November 15th | 6-8pm

Application Due Monday, September 30th

| More Dates in December TBD |

The Workshop program contributes to the Heurich House Museum’s mission to create a more equitable future for local small-scale manufacturers, a majority of whom represent historically underserved communities. This program is part of our core mission, rooted in craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, and is inspired by our Annual Christmas Markt, now in its 12th year. 

2024 marks a new generation of supporting DC’s small manufacturers with the establishment of the Heurich Urban Manufacturing Incubator. Our programs are now tailored to provide specific interventions for local small manufacturers in the business life cycle.

Please email Alex Fraioli, Director of Heurich Urban Manufaturing Incubator, with any questions.