Get Involved

As a not for profit, Community Interest Company STEAM is about so much more than our core delivery team. We’re a whole network of artists, technologists, members, volunteers, and associates working in Wigan and beyond. We’re funded by a combination of donations, memberships, project based work and from the GMCA Cultural Portfolio, and we’re always looking for more supporters.

By becoming a member of STEAM you’ll be supporting us to keep our community makerspace The STEAM Shed, open and equipped, and you’ll be joining an inclusive community of makers, artists, geeks, crafters and inventors. Encouraging and inspiring each other, sharing equipment and space, and making the world better by making. There are two levels of membership and you can get more information here.

If you’re a practising artist, scientist or technologist we’d love to hear from you. Our programme of cutting edge activities and creative projects is devised with support from our team of associates, and we’re always looking for amazing people to join our team, and to support us with new activities and ideas. In return we’ll offer you work space, coffee, commissions and the opportunity to be part of our advisory board.  

Our volunteers are the life blood of our organisation. Without them we would grind to a halt. We’re always looking for volunteers to help us with Code Club, with Young Makers, and to support the installation and invigilation of our exhibitions. In return we offer as much coffee as you can drink, a ready made set of friends, a very comfy lounge and the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting something really great.