Creative Museum Project’s Maker in Residence Programme

The Creative Museum Project (and its follow-up, Making Museum) seek to explore and provide information on the connections between cultural organizations and their communities by capitalizing on the emergence of new and democratizing digital technologies. Seeking to extend the language of engagement through the medium of accessible, customizable, and personal digital experiences, the projects see museums as dynamic learning environments in which staff and visitors can use accessible digital tools to explore collections in new and creative ways.

Creative Museum Projects/ Making Museum Ι


6 makers in residency in 6 institutions. The learning activities consist of peer-to-peer training programmes, workshops and exhibitions exploring creative practices as a tool to develop public engagement in museums.


Encourage open exchange of ideas between European countries, and strengthening bonds between nations and cultures.

Promote creative thinking in museums and cultural institutions.

Nurture productive relationships between museums and maker communities.

Imagine new uses of museum collections, and new purposes for museums in the 21st century.

Connect museums with non-traditional audiences.

Invite cross-disciplinary and outsider perspectives.


Encourages participation from young makers.

Who is it for?

Museum education departments, makerspaces, museum professionals & educators, makers and artists.


Dublin, Ireland,
Bordeaux, France,
Trondheim, Norway,
East Midlands / West Midlands / South Yorkshire, UK,
Zagreb, Croatia

Duration of stay

12 days by average, depending on the different residency programmes offered.

Financing amounts

1.475€ to cover travel, lodging, meals and incidental expenses, and any additional materials necessary for their project.

If the duration of the residence is less than 12 days, the grant will be calculated as 275 flat rate grant for the travel and 100€ per day.

Source of funding

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Crafts, DIT practices, Education, Engineering, Performing arts, Science