Calling all Artisans... APPLY NOW! ARTISANS AT THE MUSEUM - AMELIASBURGH 2023
Wait List Application NOW OPEN
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA This is an on-line application where we're looking to curate a market showcasing a diverse collection of handmade designs from artisans, visual artists, makers and creative shakers who push the boundaries to create that "WOW!" factor in all artistic mediums. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY prior to completing the online application! Any questions? Reach out to us before submitting your app. (Incomplete applications will not be curated)
ELIGIBILITY: All items offered for sale must be created and designed by YOU, the artisan, visual artist, craftsperson or small cottage industry business. We do not accept applications with products derived from kit work, MLM/third party, products imported/manufactured overseas, wholesale or commercially purchased products for resale or items that are in direct conflict with copyright infringement. Artisan must be of legal age.
SELECTION: APPLICATIONS ARE JURIED and CURATED based on the originality, quality and craftsmanship of the products you intend to sell. Applicants whose main focus is on one product category may receive preference over applicants having multiple product lines. Limits are imposed in categories to make for a varied and diverse shopping experience and to ensure each artisan has a captive audience. Incomplete applications will not be curated. Be sure to submit the necessary information and photos required for this purpose.
YOUR BRAND & PRODUCT STATEMENT: Tell us about your brand! Tell us about your PRODUCT RELEVANCE! What makes your product interesting? How does it stand out from the rest? Does it meet a specific need? Why customers need your product? Do products align with current market trends? We require a fresh and current bio focusing on your brand's product statement!!! Pack as much punch as you can into about 200 words (1 to 2 sentences max) ... we use this when promoting you on the social scene. Remember ... customers want to know about your product and why they need to purchase it!
PRODUCT LIST: Select the product category and list the items you intend to sell at the show. If you produce multiple product lines in addition to your main product category, please let us know by listing the items. Bear in mind that we put a cap on categories and may only accept one of your product lines should it fill a void in the show.
PRODUCT IMAGES: FOCUS ON YOUR PHOTOS! YOUR PHOTOS ARE YOUR STOREFRONT! WE NEED TO SEE PHOTOS OF YOUR CURRENT DESIGNS! YOUR BEST SHOTS! The photos submitted must show a good representation of the product you intend to sell at the show and must be clear, crisp and in focus. Be creative! Do your photos use a consistent background without obstructions? Close-up images of your product is preferred! - - - > CLICK HERE for tips on how to take great photos and what we're looking for! < - - -
DISPLAY IMAGE & PRESENTATION: You must submit a display photo that will reflect the display space! Your display is your calling card. Is your display creative? Does it stand out and draw customers in? The professionalism and aesthetic of your display set-up is a consideration in our applicant selection and the display image submitted helps us to determine placement if accepted into the show.
PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: To curate your application, we require: 4 IMAGES OF YOUR WORK and 1 IMAGE OF YOUR DISPLAY SET-UP representing the CURRENT RANGE OF PRODUCTS you intend to sell. Submit high resolution photos only! NO THUMBNAIL photos! PNG or JPG format (not smaller than 1500 pixels and not larger than 4000 pixels in dimension). Name each photo as to what it is (e.g., druzy necklace.jpg, soy candle.png, maple charcuterie board.jpg, etc) and then upload the image into the application form.
NOTE: the maximum file size (per image) is 20MB - anything over this size will not download when you click to submit your application to us. (Refer to special notes on the application page.)
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PROMOTION: WeCreate artisan events (Artisans at the Museum) extensively promotes the event and artisans involved in the show via advertising, marketing and social media campaigns. It is necessary for all applicants to have at least one social media account (Facebook or Instagram) for self- and cross-promotion of the event. Accepted artisans commit to actively promote the show by regularly sharing WeCreate artisan events social media posts and promotional art files within their own creative communities (on Facebook, Instagram, Event Pages, etc.) to help raise greater public awareness and that of their attendance in the show.
EXHIBIT SPACE & FEES: TENT SPACE - $95.00 inclusive Artisans will have ONE equal size OUTDOOR TENT SPACE with a maximum overall footprint of 10ft wide x 10ft deep. Exhibit fee is for space rental only and does not include TENT or any display props. Artisans to bring their OWN TENT and DISPLAY set-up including table and/or grid/racks, skirting, chairs, etc. Artisan (or approved colleague) to be in attendance the day of the show. Display set-up will take place the morning of the show. Shared spaces may be permitted, based on the show criteria and jurying process, with each exhibitor paying the same tent fee. Contact organizers for more details. IMPORTANT: Participated in our shows before? We (and customers!) want to see NEW products, NEW photos and a bio that will focus on YOUR Product! Only complete applications will be considered and must include:4 NEW product images AND your DISPLAY SET-UP even if you have participated in a past event.
We curate each artisan event as a NEW SHOW based on the applications and product categories received. Previous participation in our WeCreate artisan events (The Mother of all Craft Shows, Mistletoe Magic, etc.) does not guarantee or imply acceptance into the current show.
Please send all info by the submission deadline to be included in the current curation process. Applications received after the deadline will be curated and placed on the show's wait list.
WHAT HAPPENS IF ACCEPTED: Accepted applicants will receive the Artisans at the Museum Show Contract with show conditions and policies by Tues. March 14, 2023. Please complete and promptly return to email@example.com along with your e-transfer by FRIDAY, March 31st, in order to secure your space. Failure to submit the show fee by the March 31st deadline will result in loss of space with the space given to the next available artisan on the wait list.
Accepted artisans are responsible for applicable permits, product labels, health and safety designations, sales and tax collection, liability and property insurance, etc. Food Vendors - please note: if accepted, you will be required to complete and submit the Special Event Food Vendor Notification Form to the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit in advance of the show to comply with applicable local health and safety regulations https://www.hpepublichealth.ca/special-events.