classes & programs
CLASSES & PROGRAMS / COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Making Opportunity for All.
Moms as Entrepreneurs Maker’s Academy
*Generously supported by the Kauffman Foundation and Etsy.
In partnership with Moms as Entrepreneurs and Baltimore Etsy Sellers Open Works has helped launch 34 mom-owned businesses over the last two years. Each 16-class academy covers fabrication training, business classes, and instruction in setting up a successful Etsy storefront.
To apply for Fall 2022, click here.
EnterpRISE Venture Competition
Are you a maker? Inventor? Entrepreneur? Artist? We are looking for Baltimore’s next great manufacturing company. If you can leverage our facilities to prove your idea, we’ll give you the resources to do the rest! Each year, we select 10 finalists from an online application process, then take those companies through 6 weeks of workshops and mentoring, culminating in a live pitch with $18,000 in cash prizes on the line. Applications open in September of each year.
Applications for EnterpRISE 2023 TBD
Arrivals 20 minutes late or more will not be admitted into class and registration is not transferable.
Appropriate & Safe Attire
To avoid accidents with machinery, please avoid wearing loose clothing, pull back hair and scarves, wear closed-toe shoes.
Wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth.
Open Works must have at least 3 participants enrolled in the class 48 hours prior to start date in order to run the class.
Open Works follows Baltimore City Government schedule for closures. Classes will run according to this schedule unless otherwise informed by Open Works staff.
In order to exchange or be reimbursed for class fees, it is your responsibility to notify Open Works at least 24-hours in advance of class start date.
Make it Happen at Open Works
Looking for something else? Open Works has all the tools and resources you need to bring an idea to life, learn a new skill, find a space for your new business and so much more.