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THE GENERATOR | RENO, NV

Work Less.

Build More.

Play More.

The Generator is built for people like you to join a collection of people, talents and tools. We share our skills, knowledge and resources to help each other build our ideas. Artists teach carpenters how to paint. Carpenters teach makers how to build. And makers teach artist how to tinker.

THE GENERATOR | RENO, NV

From there we will discuss with you the time frame in which you need to execute your project and the resources needed. Once we have spoken with you about the project and have confidence that it can get done in a fair timeline we will find you space and you are off to work!

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YOUR HANDS ON PLACE TO CREATE OR KEEP SCROLLING. DO YOU, YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST.

The 10 Principles

Believe in each other

We are inspired by the creative community ethics as outlined in Burning Man’s Ten Principles.

Radical Inclusion

Everyone is welcome. Our drea, is to build a home base for all people to create, play and laugh together.

Share and Share Alike

We’re generous with our time and resources. If you can be too, please do, but we don’t expect a one-for-one trade. We are looking for people willing to share their time, skills and resources to help build a greater community together.

Decommodification

Together people can do amazing things. We believe in sharing our toys, our tools and our knowledge and we expect that you will do the same. We believe in less commodification and more collaboration. We work hard to build on Decommodifcation and we still need to pay for our building. Your participation and donations allow The Generator to flourish and grow.

Radical Self-reliance

Much as we love to collaborate, your mom doesn’t work here. You’re responsible for your own stuff and your own good time.

Radical Self-expression

Only you can be you, so do that. We don’t have a party line you need to adhere to. We don’t care if you fly your freak flag high, or if its hidden away in your code. Just be you.

Communal Effort

We have a lot to learn from each other, and we value creative cooperation and collaboration. Together we can build any huge idea you can come up with. Creation is less about knowing how to do everything and more about finding the people who make you stronger.

Civic Responsibility

We have a lot to learn from each other, and we value creative cooperation and collaboration. Together we can build any huge idea you can come up with. Creation is less about knowing how to do everything and more about finding the people who make you stronger.

Leaving No Trace

It’s 5 minutes later and your mom STILL doesn’t work here. You must clean up after yourself. And while you’re at it, follow the Campsite Rule: Leave it better than you found it.

Participation

You’ve heard of Burning Man’s idea of “Radical Participation,” where no one’s a spectator? Yup, it’s just like that at the Generator. Everyone is invited to work and play here.

Immediacy

You know how sometimes while you’re going about your everyday life you can lose track of yourself, of what you really value?

Yes
No
Punk rock is my life

We’re not going to tell you what you should value (punk rock is an exception), but we will tell you this is a place where you can hold onto your dreams, cultivate the heck out of them, and let them loose.

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We want to see you flourish creatively.

We think that’s good for everyone.

Burning Man 2011 The Pier The Pier Group
Burning Man 2014 Embrace The Pier Group
Burning Man 2016 Space Whale Matthew Schultz & The Pier Group
Burning Man 2014 The Library of Babel Warrick MacMillan
Burning Man 2017 The Chicken and The Egg Jack Sutter and Lostmachine Andy
Burning Man 2017 Maya's Mind Mischell Riley
Over 6 Years

We've been a part of some big shit

From the Space Whale taking permanent residency in downtown Reno, NV to Maya’s Mind being featured in the Smithsonian Museum of Art - we’ve been fortunate to foster creative minds that create great work. With collaborative efforts in woodworking, metalwork and even just the purest act of brainstorming - we foster a community of collaboration. Now, the only question left is - what’s next?

EVERYTHING MATTERS

But we’re powered on passion

It’s not just a collaborative experience, its a raising-the-bar experience. Through working together we can truly challenge one another to create better work, whatever it may be. At the Generator, you’ll be surrounded by fellow makers, creatives, and craftsmen - all striving for a similar goal - create better.

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

And that means you, you, and you.

Invite your friends, family, heck even call grandma over - we operate on the principal of inclusivity. We are an all-ages maker space, come one come all.

❤ YOU’RE THE BEST YOU CAN BE

One size definitely does not fit all.

We know that. We can help.

Our Memberships
WE DREAM. WE CONVENE. WE CREATE.

Space for you & your project

Dream

Join a community of humans - builders, artists, musicians, nerds - in one spot.

Convene

We have industrial equipment and tools, a powerful network of creative minds.

Create

We share our collective know how and we hope to learn from yours.

IT’S NOT WORK IF YOU LOVE THIS SHIT THE GENERATOR RENO, NEVADA
Wood shop Ceramics lab Metal Shop Laser Cutting 3D Printing Lab Textiles room Computer lab CNC Cutter Stage Space Rock & Roll Good People Built for you to

Build

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3 PHASE
POWER SUPPLY
34,000 SQ. FT
WORKSPACE
THE GENERATOR | RENO, NV
Workshops & Events: With Creation Comes Knowledge

The community comes first around here and accessibility is one of our top priorities, a close second to sustainability. With that in mind we want people of all socio-economic positions to continue to be a part of The Generator. As such, we are offering 10% of our workshops at a scholarship level.

ALL AGES
ALWAYS
We hosted over 350 workshops in 2017.

That’s at least two a week. You heard right. And we want you right here with us to join in and learn how you can be a part of our community.

Your hands on place to create

Learn about our memberships

Join a community of humans - builders, artists, musicians, nerds - in one spot.

Our community

Find the membership level that's right for you or for a special someone. No one will be turned away for lack of funding, and membership dues can be traded for various volunteer activities.

Our space

We host hundreds of events and workshops each year, and membership will give you discounted access to all happenings.

Workshops
All ages, always

Membership Levels

FOR YOU OR SUPPORT A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER

Our Membership levels are below, if it sounds like a good fit — go ahead and click on it and you will be redirected to our purchasing system.

Shop $50 MONTH $500 YEAR

Access to the space 24 hours, use of day use workspace, 30% to 50% off workshops, 50% off events, shirt and a hoodie. Full access to common shops, use and training on tools, Wood, Metal, Tech, Ceramic, Sewing and more.

Student $35 MONTH $350 YEAR

Access to the space during operating hours, use of day use workspace. Ideal for makers who are using their own tools and materials.

Family 4 PERSONS $160 MONTH $1600 YEAR

Access to the space 24 hours, use of day use workspace, 30% to 50% off workshops, 50% off events, 4 shirts and 4 hoodies. Full access, use and training on tools, Wood, Metal, Tech, Ceramic, Sewing and more.

Community $25 MONTH $250 YEAR

Access to the space during operating hours, use of day use workspace. Ideal for makers who are using their own tools and materials.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIPS

Let’s take it to the next level.

Volunteer Name your price

We reserve 15% of our memberships for individuals that are not able to afford our base Member Dues.

Lifetime $5000 ONE TIME Payment

Access to the space 24 hours. Use of day use workspace. Full access, use and training on tools, Wood, Metal, Tech, Ceramic, Sewing and more. Includes a hoodie, 30% to 50% off of workshops. Good for a lifetime of making, community and support! You will be memorialized as a first generation lifetime member, we will never forget.

Friends With Member Benefits Name Your Price

Once a year micro art, 50% off events, 15% off workshops. This is a great way for individuals who might not use The Generator's resources, but want to support the project.