MAKESPACE is a community of creators dedicated to sharing and experiencing art, ideas, and curiosity. Experience a MAKESPACE event.
What is MAKESPACE?
MAKESPACE was founded with a simple idea in mind: If we have a gift and we hide it, we cannot offer our best in any other aspect of our life.
MAKESPACE was created to be a physical space, a supportive community, and a monthly event where members of the Chicago community can share their creative gifts, be inspired by the works of other creators, engage in discussions and experiences that push us beyond the boundaries of where our jobs and social circles might naturally lead us.
MAKESPACE is a community of creators founded by the team at Packback, a Chicago-based Education Startup, as a part of Packback's ongoing mission to cultivate a more curious world.
We are so much more than what our resumes say about us. I was afraid to tell anyone that I rapped, because it didn't feel like something a CEO should be doing. But hiding that part of me also meant I was holding back.”
— MIKE SHANNON, CEO OF PACKBACK, POET, HIP HOP ARTIST