Loveland CreatorSpace was formed as a Colorado Non-profit Corporation in October 2013. A board of five directors was elected by the attendees and a set of bylaws adopted. Loveland CreatorSpace is intended to be membership driven organization.
Using the communication platform of Meetup.com a series of free events and classes at locations around Loveland were held to raise awareness of the budding organization. The Erion Foundation began to provide assistance with finding and opening the first location and a sixth board seat was added to include Erion Foundation board members.
In March of 2014 CreatorSpace opened its doors at 125 E 5th St in Loveland. Membership and activities continued to grow through 2014 with members operating a successful summer program of science, technology, engineering and art (STEM) activities based on the nationally recognized Curiosity Hacked program.
Again with the support of the Erion Foundation, renovation began of a long neglected building on N Railroad which is now the permanent home of Loveland CreatorSpace. The building provides 6222 square feet in the heart of downtown Loveland and has classroom and workshop space that is organized by trade or craft.
Three part time contracted workers now manage a growing membership base as well as activities and upkeep of the space. Members are encouraged to develop group projects and classes that are held in the classroom area and in the workshops.
LCs is now an integral part of the downtown community taking part in festivals and holiday activities while keeping the doors open for the public to learn about all the space has to offer.