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Aarhus Makers
Independent Art, Craft & Design from Aarhus
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What is Aarhus Makers?

 First platform cooperative in denmark

Aarhus Makers is a collective webshop and offline community for Artists, Craftsmen, Designers and Creatives based in Aarhus Kommune - standing stronger together, to promote and increase sales of original art, artisan products and creative services.Aarhus Makers is inspired by the cooperative movement.

The goal is to create a sustainable organisation where local Makers can increase their individual visibility and sales, through joint effort, skill-sharing by collaborating and working together.

As an independent maker, showcasing yourself on a joint platform, makes it easier for customers to discover you - in short, it is a way to be seen and to sell your unique products. In addition, you become a part of a community of makers that support each other by sharing resources, skills and experience.

Our Mission is to help independent artists, designers and makers to be exposed to the global market
— Aarhus Makers Mission

Aarhus is a city filled with incredible art, craftsmanship, design and creativity. However, as an independent maker it can be hard to profile yourself due to a lack of time and money. The Makers of Aarhus are spread around the city - some working from home, others in creative hubs - such as Godsbanen, Institute for X or Sydhavnen. 

The primary goal for Aarhus Makers is to boost sales for all our members - creating a stronger, richer community. However, the platform is more than an collective webshop - we create value and grow sales through many other activities, including organizing Markets in incredible venues around Aarhus city for our members to showcase their work to the community in a physical marketplace. 

Our Vision is to ship one million products made in Aarhus, by Aarhus Makers
— Aarhus Makers Vision

We also host relevant workshops in Accounting, Market Stall Decoration, Social Media Management, SEO, e-shop Photography and much more. 

Our workshop series is planned according to the wishes and needs of the maker-community and are hosted or delivered by our strategic partners.

 


What differentiates us from others?

Aarhus Makers is an online market place and a Platform Coop where artists, designers, makers, co-founders and workers own the direction of the company.

Aarhus Makers is an organisation that focus on the benefit of its members and its community.

We are hybrid between the well-known coop organisational model principles and the latest e-commerce technology.

Our principles are aligned to those of the International Cooperative organization:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic participation
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation among Co-operatives
  7. Concern for Community

All our members are actively involved in the development of the company. We stand together for our shared vision for creative integrity and sustainable business practices. We strongly believe that the success of our community will come through the open collaboration and support of ideas, experiences, and the artistic vision of our members.

Aarhus Makers Crew


  Timea Juhasz - Event and Social Media Manager    

Timea Juhasz - Event and Social Media Manager

 

  Emma Elisabeth Holtet - Aarhus Makers CEO    

Emma Elisabeth Holtet - Aarhus Makers CEO

 

  Kate Antonas -   Event Manager and Creative Development    

Kate Antonas - Event Manager and Creative Development

 

  Juan Jose Rodriguez - Aarhus Makers Co-Founder    

Juan Jose Rodriguez - Aarhus Makers Co-Founder

 

  Dan-Vlad Cobasneanu - Aarhus Makers Co-Founder    

Dan-Vlad Cobasneanu - Aarhus Makers Co-Founder

 


OUR Partners

  Flemming Dybbøl   Managing Director at Godsbanen.

Flemming Dybbøl

Managing Director at Godsbanen.

  Ole Grøndahl Jørgensen   Project Leader at Godsbanen

Ole Grøndahl Jørgensen

Project Leader at Godsbanen

Aarhus Makers is brought to you in partnership with Godsbanen. Godsbanen is a centre for cultural production in Aarhus. With open work shops, studios, project rooms, theatre stages, auditoriums, dance halls and much more, Godsbanen provides every opportunity; whether you want to stage a week long theatre festival, practice your dance moves or perhaps host a meeting. 

We couldn't think of a better partner than Godsbanen and we thank Flemming and Ole for the opportunity to make Aarhus Makers a reality. 


Other Partners & Friends

 

our product feed manager partners

WakeupData is recognised as one of the most powerful product feed manager and data integration services, their technology is fundamental to ensure our Makers are successful selling online. 


The Danish Organization for Cooperatives

We are proud members of Kooperationen Aarhus. Kooperationen is the go to place to exchange knowledge, resources and network to help the cooperative ecosystem grow. 


BART, Art, Cocktails and opennes

BART has quickly become a well recognized venue in the city of Aarhus for their amazing facilities, their friendliness and their yes approach when it comes to organize events.

Our first Pop Up market was hosted by BART and it was an astonishing success. If you want to organize a cultural event, make sure to talk to these guys. They're awesome!


Start Up Aarhus

Startup Aarhus (Startvækst Aarhus) puts special focus on helping English speaking entrepreneurs and companies who want to expand their businesses in the City of Aarhus, through them we got advice, resources and workshops to facilitate Aarhus Makers members to run their business. 


We are a community of 35+ Makers

Here are some of their stories

  Ida Marie Lebech, Painter   "I have been always painting. At the time when I was at the architectural school, I developed my own style that seems very characteristic and recognizable in my works and projects. The so-called red thread."

Ida Marie Lebech, Painter

"I have been always painting. At the time when I was at the architectural school, I developed my own style that seems very characteristic and recognizable in my works and projects. The so-called red thread."

  Mariana Gil, Photographer   "My idea was to have a tool to work on my portfolio and other projects, but soon I discovered all the potential that can explored in photography as a medium."

Mariana Gil, Photographer

"My idea was to have a tool to work on my portfolio and other projects, but soon I discovered all the potential that can explored in photography as a medium."

  Anca Achium, Crochet Designer   "I have been designing toys with crochet for a few years"

Anca Achium, Crochet Designer

"I have been designing toys with crochet for a few years"

 
  Kate Demeter, Fashion Designer   "In September 2017 I started a business, combining being environmentally friendly and fashionable: a repairing service that repairs clothes, bags, and only uses leftover materials including second hand leather, fur, and quality cotton."

Kate Demeter, Fashion Designer

"In September 2017 I started a business, combining being environmentally friendly and fashionable: a repairing service that repairs clothes, bags, and only uses leftover materials including second hand leather, fur, and quality cotton."

  Lene Nortoft, Fashion Designer    theTEXTstyle African print clothing. We bring samples to the market up for sale. Customers can show up and order their size to be produced within 3-4 weeks. We also do customized clothing.

Lene Nortoft, Fashion Designer

theTEXTstyle African print clothing. We bring samples to the market up for sale. Customers can show up and order their size to be produced within 3-4 weeks. We also do customized clothing.

  Karolina Pleczyńska   "I have always been in love with interior design and have always been doing little side projects  for my  friends and family, but my professional career has started in March 2016 with internships in two great interior design studios in Poznan"

Karolina Pleczyńska

"I have always been in love with interior design and have always been doing little side projects  for my  friends and family, but my professional career has started in March 2016 with internships in two great interior design studios in Poznan"

 
  Joanna Gammelgaard, Urban Code, Souvenir Producer   Urban code creates city souvenirs for the city of Aarhus and Denmark as a whole with a nordic twist.

Joanna Gammelgaard, Urban Code, Souvenir Producer

Urban code creates city souvenirs for the city of Aarhus and Denmark as a whole with a nordic twist.

  Emma Elisabeth Holtet & Thor Lars Holtet, Sirius Hunde   A family business, founded by Thor Las Holtet and his oldest daughter Astrid Holtet. Thor has a PhD in Biochemistry and Astrid is a Veterinarian and dog-trainer. The family’s youngest daughter also works for Sirius – Emma Elisabeth Holtet, who recently came home from Northeren Greenland where she owned and drove a pack of 21 sled dogs. 

Emma Elisabeth Holtet & Thor Lars Holtet, Sirius Hunde

A family business, founded by Thor Las Holtet and his oldest daughter Astrid Holtet. Thor has a PhD in Biochemistry and Astrid is a Veterinarian and dog-trainer. The family’s youngest daughter also works for Sirius – Emma Elisabeth Holtet, who recently came home from Northeren Greenland where she owned and drove a pack of 21 sled dogs. 

  Cille Mortensen, Illustrator   Cille Mortensen; a North Jutland graphic artist, illustrator + idea-magician, based in central Aarhus. I have studied graphic design at the Aarhus Media and Design School,  she is also a media graphics engineer at IDdesign.

Cille Mortensen, Illustrator

Cille Mortensen; a North Jutland graphic artist, illustrator + idea-magician, based in central Aarhus. I have studied graphic design at the Aarhus Media and Design School,  she is also a media graphics engineer at IDdesign.


 

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