About Make Santa Fe

MAKE Santa Fe is a 501(c)3 non-profit community workspace where people can access tools, resources and workshops in order to make, repair, invent or create anything they can dream.

It’s like a gym, but with powerful tools instead of exercise equipment and skilled craftspeople instead of personal trainers. We invite you to join us and exercise your creativity.


Santa Fe has always been driven by creativity. We are home to some of the most original artists, craftspeople, industrialists, scientists, and writers in the world. The City Different is among the top-ranked US metropolitan areas in its concentration of fine artists, visual artists, animators, art directors, architects, and authors.

Moreover, the presence of world-class scientific institutions has endowed the area with top minds working on the frontiers of the digital age in both industry and science.

Many of our residents are barely a generation removed from creative ingenuity as a daily practice to thrive on one’s resources. This “big tent” creative class has been a key driving force throughout Santa Fe’s history and holds remarkable promise for the city’s future.

MAKE Santa Fe aims to catalyze this creative class by providing an easy means for collaborative creativity in art, craft, industry, and science. MAKE Santa Fe is partly motivated by the emerging maker movement that leverages digital technologies to remake manufacturing and job skills while reconnecting us to our roots in creative problem-solving.

Today’s makers take advantage of technological and cultural shifts that have removed the industrial age barriers along the value chain. This allows an individual or small group of innovators to quickly design, prototype, manufacture, and distribute their creative output.

We welcome casual users while emphasizing the potential to use skills and equipment to start or grow an independent business. We operate like a traditional business incubator, but we’re much more organic, and the peer experience is more immersive. MAKE Santa Fe creates an environment where people whose traditional educational or professional models may have been challenged can thrive.