Why Join ? Seeing is believing !

  • The largest creative art space in our region
  • Socialize and collaborate with other makers and artists
  • Guidance and support for your projects
  • Access when you need it – open 6 days a week !
  • Access and training on an amazing variety of professional tools and equipment
  • Member discounts on all kinds of things
  • Free attendance to our weekly skill sharing opportunities
  • Rental storage for your projects
  • Co-working rental space
  • Personal studio rental space
  • Family and group membership discounts

Make what matters : Getting Started

  1. Identify the level of memberships that fits
  2. Get Certified on equipment you need for your project (you can get certified before joining) **CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR QUALIFICATION/CERTIFICATION CLASSES, SOME ARE OFFERED MONTHLY SO TIME YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR AFTER COMPLETING CLASS
  3. Fill out application and sign up for auto-pay (we will send you a link for that). There is a 3 month minimum membership required. 1 month’s notice required for cancellation.
  4. Come to our one of our twice a month orientation (receipt of your application is your registration)
  5. Start making

I still can’t believe its here and I have access to all this. Thank you !

Janis M. Nevada City Ca.

I especially appreciate the helpful volunteers and how much care and concern they put into your projects. Wow! thanks you

Susie S. Nevada City Ca.

No excuses now. The space is incredible and its all here. Scary and exciting. Thank you Liam and Kara!

Ed T. Grass Valley, Ca.

Such a gift! Finally everything I need… space, tools and wonderful help when I need it.

Samantha V. Grass Valley, Ca
  • Identify Membership Level

    Find the level to meet your needs

    Casual user ( can add additional family members )

    • $95/month or $1045/year ( 1 month Free )
    • Access 9am – 9pm Tuesdays thru Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday (closed Mondays)
    • Use of all equipment and common space after Certification
    • Wireless Internet
    • Computer Station access.
    • Free access to weekly skill shares
    • Member mixers
    • Friends and family days
    • Add family members for $70/month !

    Professional Level

    • All of the above plus
    • Priority on equipment scheduling
    • Talk to us first before choosing this option

    Coworker

    • All of the above Plus
    • Pro membership + cubicle ( based on sq/ft )
    • Use of conference room and multimedia equipment
    • Add coworkers for an additional $125/month

    Studio Artist/Entrepreneur ( see us about details )

    • Pro membership + 10ft X 10ft studio on the floor
    • Priority on equipment scheduling
  • Get Oriented

    To RSVP, use the calendar to find dates and times, usually in the next couple weeks after an open house (but check the calendar!).

    Contact us to RSVP a spot at a New Member Orientation Session by writing spark@thecuriousforge.org

    **Review these slides BEFORE coming in! You will be quizzed! Presentation HERE

    Sorry, no drop-ins because there is lots to prepare on our end.

    Membership requires a one-time $65 administrative+keyfob fee ($25 is refunded with returned keyfob).

    Once you contact us, we will email you a special link that you will use set up recurring auto-pay of your monthly membership via PayPal; please be sure to complete this process before your orientation session.

    At the session, you will receive your keys to the castle (an RFID keyfob)!

  • Get Certified on Equipment

    Sign up for a certification by looking on the calendar for the one you want, IF it is not on the calendar then fill out the Certification Request Form found on THIS PAGE

    Much of our equipment requires a formal certification process in order to use it. This keeps everyone safe and the equipment in good working order. There is a fee depending on the length of time it takes to go through equipment in an area. (NOTE: This is not an official or professional certification, but serves to qualify you to use the equipment in any given Forge area).

    Once you’re certified, you can request continued supervision during an Area Manager’s “Open Office Hours,” at least one hour per week, or you may use that equipment on your own during business hours.

  • Get Making

    Lets get making!

Contact Us to Talk About Becoming a Member or Volunteer