A big opportunity

DATE:  February 13, 2017     CATEGORIES:  Fundraising, Infrastructure

Friends of Artisans –
Late last year we were thrilled to be recognized by the state of Massachusetts for the opportunity we provide for craftsmen, designers, engineers and makers and the positive impact we make on the economy.  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash announced a $100,000 matching grant to the Artisan’s Asylum through MassDevelopment.

The grant has been earmarked for three areas:

– Upgrade of computer systems
– Acquiring a laser etching machine and building out digital fabrication
– Design and construction of an accessible and engaging entrance to the building

As you might guess, a matching grant means we need to raise
$100,000 in additional matching funds to make the most of this grant. Today is a great day to make a donation to help us meet our match.

Thank you for all of your support in the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication!

Derek Seabury
Executive Director