Reaching beyond your immediate network of colleagues and peers can often lend itself to identifying potential partners in your local community. It is helpful to have thinking partners and collaborators to help support making in your space. Below are some questions to consider to help target potential partners and collaborators:
Don’t limit yourself, use the resources and networks available to you. Partnerships can be found in a variety of places: makerspaces, community workshops, museums, libraries, a county office of education, or companies that make or design. Think broadly! This could include a job-site, a kitchen, or a even a local cafe.
After you have brainstormed your responses to the questions above, set a coffee or lunch date to meet with a potential local community or organizational partner.