Mission Statement

Area515 - Des Moines Maker Space seeks to create and sustain an environment that promotes the creative use of technology for the benefit of art, science and culture. To this end the Corporation shall:

  1. Establish and maintain a physical space within the Des Moines Metro Area that fosters creative technological exploration and invention.

  2. Support a nurturing community of makers devoted to extending Des Moines Maker Space's purpose through education and collaboration.

  3. Empower Des Moines Maker Space's members to create, experiment and invent interesting and novel ways of using technology.

  4. Encourage and support the sharing of research, experiments and knowledge with our community and the world.

  5. Actively engage with the community of Central Iowa on issues aligned with Des Moines Maker Space’s purpose.