Fresno Ideaworks is a community workspace.
We are incorporated as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation in the state of California, and are seeking IRS 501(c)(3) status.
Our goal is to provide the tools, knowledge, space, and support needed to make your ideas into reality.
We are quickly becoming the One Degree (1D) of Separation (Six Degree of Separation) between people in Fresno. These relationships are enabling us to connect people, in order to find solutions to problems.
You’ve got ideas and vision.
We’ve got tools and expertise.
Join us and help make it reality.
You do, if:
You like to take things apart
You think of creative solutions
You are tired of working alone
You have a head full of ideas
You question how things work
You fix rather than replace things
You wish to learn new skills
Our workspace is equipped with an assortment of machinery, workbenches, tools, and books. We offer classes (fee, open to the public), and focus nights for various topics (free, open to the public).
But the most valuable resource in the shop will be the knowledge base of our members. By sharing knowledge and experience, we can help one another through the tough parts as we explore solutions and ideas together. Members are able to use any equipment that they have been checked out on.
(Equipment list after the break)
In it's 2006 report "Making the Grass Greener: Recommendations to Retain, Attract, Develop, and Support Knowledge Workers," Creative Fresno mentions the need for "Third Spaces." These can be as simple as a corner bar or as complex as traditional fraternal organizations.
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