Mission Statement

Oakland Makers is a nonprofit working group comprised of makers, manufacturers, educators, and economic developers working to sustain and build making and manufacturing in Oakland. We are fiscally sponsored by ProArts.

Our Mission

Oakland Makers, specializing in the industrial arts, applied technology, artisan production, custom manufacturing, and education, have galvanized as a group to:

Grow Oakland’s diverse economy

Increase the visibility of Oakland’s manufacturing and industrial arts
Sustain the ability of these sectors to operate and thrive
Our Main Focus Areas

PEOPLE: Increase visibility and recognition of the creativity, innovation and productivity of Oakland Makers.
PLACE: Enhance opportunities for Maker-space establishment and influence local decision-makers by engaging in the planning process.
PRODUCTS: Initiate and promote “Oakland-made” product certification and labelling;
PROSPERITY: Support the growth of Oakland Maker businesses and create opportunities for exploration of the creative arts, apprenticeship programs for young adults and for training in manufacturing and Maker businesses.