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the Innovation Hub
IS OPEN!

 

Hours of Operation & COVID-19 Guidelines

All areas of the Hub are currently open and activated for use. Please note that we request you wear a mask except when eating or drinking. Read our guidelines below.

Available Hours

As COVID-19 numbers shift, our hours may change. Currently, the Innovation Hub is open:

  • 9AM to 5PM on Mon – Fri

Please enter through our 4th Street doors for the check-in process. Once you have checked in, you can use the Broadway doors to unload materials, etc.

Reservations are key!

One of the things we learned throughout COVID-19 was how helpful our online reservation system is for everyone. We know last-minute happens, but we ask that you reserve equipment prior to arriving. If you do arrive without a reservation, our front desk staff will walk you through the process while checking you in.

Get assessed on equipment. 

For many of our maker members, it may have been a while since you last fired up the lasers, CNC, or pottery wheel. Contact us when you’re ready to return so we can meet with you and review your confidence on the equipment and studio spaces. Contact our membership lead to set up a time.

COVID-19 policies

The safety of our staff, members, and guests is our top priority. To that end, we have created new check-in procedures and protocols for using the space and equipment here at the Hub. Look for onsite signage to help guide you through the areas of the Hub and our new procedures. Masks are required at all times inside of the Hub.

Learn about our memberships.

 

How to Visit the Hub

  1. Reserve equipment. Make your reservation via the Hub’s RecDesk platform prior to visiting the Hub.
  2. Enter the Hub through the 4th Street door when you first arrive. You will be able to load and unload through the Broadway Street doors once you have checked in.
  3. Check-in with our staff once you enter the building. Sign in when you enter the building.
  4. For the safety of all, please observe our guidelines, maintain physical distancing, and wear a mask at all times. Don’t have a mask? We will provide one for you to use.

Ready to visit the Innovation Hub again?

We can’t wait to see you! Reserve your studio time today and get busy making again! 

All staff, members, and guests are required to wear masks throughout the duration of their time onsite.

Complimentary masks are available if you do not have one.

Guidelines for Visiting the Hub 
Updated 1/12/2022

Co-Working Guidelines
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. The Hub will provide masks for all guests.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by a Hub team member and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work, they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 and has visited the Hub immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the CMT.
  • Members must socially distance themselves at least six feet away from other employees and members.
  • The creative corner may be used by one member at a time.
  • Only 1 person is allowed per table in co-work.
  • Reservations are required to use co-work.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org.
  • Conference room 1 is available by reservation only to our team coworking members. *Cannot be reserved for single-person use.
  • The copy machine use is restricted to one person at a time and the machine must be wiped down before leaving the room. There will be a log that members and staff will fill out to indicate usage and if cleaning protocols were completed. Clorox wipes will be in the copy room.
  • Co-workers working downstairs will use the downstairs restrooms.
  • Co-workers working upstairs will use the upstairs restrooms.
  • Co-workers must wipe down the table and chair of their occupied space they used during their time at the Hub before leaving.
  • Each table will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for use.
  • Hub team members in co-work will wipe down areas if needed and ensure proper protocol is followed.

Please wipe down your areas and be mindful of others near you.

Woodshop Guidelines
  • Shop Foreman, Adam Kittrell, must be present.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. The Hub will provide masks for all guests.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff member and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work, they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the CMT.
  • Only approved Hub woodshop members may use equipment and reservations must be made in advance.
  • Members must wear necessary safety equipment.
  • Members must socially distance themselves at least six feet away from other employees and members.
  • Only 2 members are allowed within the woodshop with Adam Kittrell, by reservation
    • You may reserve the EZ router CNC in 1-hour allotments for up to 4 consecutive hours
    • The wood shop and metal shop reservations are in 30-minute increments for up to 4 consecutive hours.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org.
  • Members and staff using the woodshop will use the Tech Shop restrooms.
  • Proper cleaning of all tools and machinery must occur by Hub member after using the equipment and tools. Disinfectant wipes will be provided.
  • Adam Kittrell will oversee proper cleaning techniques and will wipe down any equipment or space after use if needed.

Please wipe down your areas and be mindful of others near you.

Tech Shop Guidelines
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. The Hub will provide masks for all guests.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff member and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work, they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the CMT.
  • Only approved laser and 3D printer Hub members may use equipment in the Tech Shop.
  • Members may reserve the laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC in increments of 1 hour and are limited to a 3-hour block of time.
  • Only one laser, 3D printer, and CNC may be used at a time.
  • Members must reserve equipment ahead of time. No walk-ins will be permitted.
  • Members are limited to two tech-shop reservations per week.
  • If reserving for three hours, members must reserve either the 10-1-time block or 1-4 time block. This will allow two members to schedule 3-hour time blocks. If reserving under three hours, members can reserve any time that works best for them.
  • Members must stop work ten minutes before their reservation ends to allow for proper equipment cleaning.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org
  • If a member does not show up for their reservation without canceling, the reserved time will count towards their two reservation maximum.
  • Three missed appointments will result in revocation of tech shop use privileges until the Hub has fully reopened to the public.
  • If a member wishes to 3D print over a total of four hours, they must schedule their appointment for the second half of the day so that the print can continue at night. This will help ensure that members with smaller projects will be able to use the printer as well.
  • If a member will require help when using any of the machinery, he or she must alert Zoe Eagan-Gardner ahead of time. This will prevent any conflicts that might render Zoe unavailable during the member’s scheduled time slot.
  • Members must socially distance themselves at least six feet away from other employees and members.
  • Members and staff using Tech shop equipment will use the Tech shop restrooms
  • Proper cleaning of all tools and machinery must occur by Hub members after using the equipment and tools.
  • Zoe Eagan-Gardner will oversee proper cleaning techniques and will wipe down any equipment or space after use if needed.

Please wipe down your areas and be mindful of others near you. 

Art Studio Guidelines
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. The Hub will provide masks for all guests.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff member and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work, they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the CMT.
  • Only approved ceramic and screen printing Hub members may use equipment in the ceramic and screen printing studios.
  • Reservations will be required during studio office hours listed above
  • 1 member at a time in the studio with 1 Hub Staff member
  • Members are not allowed to work in the studio alone during Phase 2: This is to ensure proper distance and cleaning protocols are met.
  • Members may reserve the screen printing studio or ceramics studio in increments of 1 hour and are limited to a 3-hour block of time.
  • Members must reserve equipment ahead of time. No walk-ins will be permitted.
  • Members must stop work ten minutes before their reservation ends to allow for proper equipment cleaning.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org.
  • If a member does not show up for their reservation without canceling, the reserved time will count towards their two-reservation maximum.
  • Three missed appointments will result in revocation of studio use privileges until the Hub has fully reopened to the public.
  • Only members or staff working in ceramics studio or screen printing should pass through these studios
  • Only members or staff with reservations to use ceramics or screen printing or with an office space in Art should use the art bathrooms.

Please be wipe down your areas and be mindful of others near you. 

Become a Member of the Innovation Hub!

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

  • 9AM to 5PM on Mon - Friday