The makerspace in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., will receive a small financial boost from the federal government, N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod announced Friday.
The local community corporation is receiving $83,450 in funding that will go toward new equipment in the shared space.
The makerspace was first opened in January and provides artists and creators with specialized tools like laser engraving, wood burning and vinyl cutting equipment.
The funding will expand the space and add new equipment, like 3D printers, that will be available for longer periods, Friday’s release says.
“This project will provide a safe indoor venue for residents to explore creative pursuits, learn new technologies and methods of producing arts and crafts,” the release reads, “and produce small runs of items for sale online … or to tourists following the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The funding comes from the federal…