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Hello! 

We are totally jazzed that you want to apply to be a maker/vendor at the MAKERS NORTH Handmade Holiday Pop-up Market.

Please read through the application details and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Location

What is the MAKERS NORTH Handmade Holiday Market?
The MAKERS NORTH Handmade Holiday POP-UP Market is a juried handmade market that celebrates local artisans, designers, and makers. It gives these talented folks the chance to showcase and sell their beautiful wares to our Northern community. 

When does market take place?
The market will take place Thursday, November 29th 2018, from 9am to 2pm. 

Where does it take place?
The Handmade Holiday Market will take place at the Laurentian University Parker Building Atrium at 935 Ramsey Lake Road in beautiful Sudbury, Ontario. This is an extremely busy location with both students and faculty on campus.

Is there parking available?
There is plenty of parking available in the variety of lots around Laurentian University (it costs approximately $8 to park for the day.)

Is the venue wheelchair/stroller accessible? 
Absolutely. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

How do I know if I my items would be suitable for the event?
The best way to figure out if your work would be a good fit is to check out our previous shows and vendors. Also have a peek on our Facebook and Instagram page to get a feel for the type of vendors that normally participate; and the quality of images that we are looking for. 

We are looking to create a beautiful and engaging marketplace that highlights the work of talented Northern makers. We insist that you - the maker of the products - be at the market. You must display and sell only the type of work or items approved by the jury on your application. **We will not be accepting fresh food vendors for this event.

The jury is looking for work that is:

  • creative and original - it is designed by you or your team, and/or products/foods that are of a handmade nature

  • presented in a professional way - think about your packaging, presentation, marketing

  • unique - we are looking for items that are different to avoid saturating one category

  • cohesive - your product line is consistent and works as a whole

We will give preference to makers from Northern Ontario; however we welcome applications from anywhere within the province. We will accept a maximum of 25% of makers from outside of Northern Ontario.

FEES

How much does it cost to be a vendor?
$60.00 - 6ft table with two chairs. Total space approximately 6'x6'. 

Do I bring my own tablecloth?
You are responsible for bringing your own table linens. 

What time do I set up?
Vendors are expected to have their tables set-up and ready for 9 AM and there will be no dismantling of set-up prior to show closing at 2 PM. (More set-up details will be provided upon acceptance to the market.)

I signed up for an 6' x 6' space but my display is 8' wide. 
Your entire display must fit within the dimensions specified. 

Is table sharing permitted?
No, we like things to look fresh and organized. One vendor per table. 

Do I need insurance?
It is your responsibility to have or obtain your own insurance. Makers North does not take responsibility for any theft/accidents/or incidents that result as a consequence of your taking part in the Handmade Holiday POP-UP Market. By submitting your application you are letting us know that you have read, understood and agree to this. 

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Is there a door prize?
We will be having a large prize called the 'Handmade Haul'. We ask that you donate something ($5-$20 value) to the Handmade Haul prize. This is a great feature of the market and creates a lot of excitement. 

ADVERTISING

How are you advertising the event?
We plan to advertise the heck out of this show because we want as many people as possible to come and see your fabulous work! We promote our markets via listings, press releases, blogs, social media, website, print material, and more. 

By applying you give us the right to use your photos (with your name/shop name) to promote your work and the show on social media/internet and using real old fashioned paper around town. 

Will you share materials with me to advertise the event?
Of course! We'll provide you with promotional material to use on social media etc. We'll also have postcards and posters printed, be sure to let us know if you'd like some of those to share. 

Application Deadlines

When is the deadline to apply for the market?
The deadline for applications for the market is November 10th, 2018 11:59pm (Sudbury, Ontario time). All applications (successful and not) will be notified by email by November 12th, 2018. 

How do you decide who gets accepted into the market? What is the jury process?
Makers North strives to create a market that highlights a variety of outstanding makers and their wares. We look at the type of craft, workmanship, creativity, originality, price and product fit. Please do not be discouraged or offended if you do not get accepted. We cannot stress the importance of submitting high quality photos. 

What is the deadline for submitting payment for my space?
Payment will be made by email transfer and will need to be received by November 17th, 2018. Vendors who do not make their payment by this date will automatically lose their spot. A paper receipt will be provided to you at the show. 

What is your cancellation policy?
In the event of cancellation, we cannot guarantee a refund. If you are unable to make it to the show, please let us know - if it is possible to fill your spot, we'll refund your payment. 

WHAT OUR MAKERS HAVE TO SAY:

"I love being able to be a part of a movement that aims to support and highlight the skills of local artisans."

"Amazing turn out !! My best event I've had. Awesome variety of vendors."

"Such a pleasure to take part in an organized show and I heard nothing but good feedback from folks that attended"