Building with Members

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Is there a workshop you wish existed in the BDW? Is there a cool project you made in a class that you think others would find useful? Have you ever wanted to teach a workshop or showcase your skills? This is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

Building with Members not only gives you the chance to facilitate a workshop, but will give you a chance to collaborate with members and monitors and introduce innovative tools or techniques to the space.

There is an opportunity to get dedicated storage space, monitor and manager feedback, and funding for workshop materials.


How does it work?

  1. Identify a project of personal initiative or community need.

  2. Develop your idea and evaluate necessary resources.

  3. Complete the application form.

  4. Once your form is reviewed, the BDW Managers will schedule a meeting to discuss the details surrounding the workshop and answer any questions you may have.

  5. If material funding is needed and everything has been approved:

    1. Your items & materials will be purchased and sent to the BDW.

    2. You will be given designated storage space in the BDW.

    3. Any purchases that cannot be made by BDW Staff can be reimbursed to you after Manager approval.

    4. You will be encouraged to participate in the BDW showcases at the end of each semester during which you work on your project.

Who can apply?

Groups as well as individuals are welcome to apply. The selection process is implemented in a manner consistent with Brown University’s non-discrimination policy:

Brown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs. 

What kind of workshops can i facilitate?

Workshops can include anything from learning how to paint to making a box. If you want to participate but don’t have any ideas, please feel free to email or pop into the BDW and talk to a monitor!