We are so excited that you are applying for Citizen Crafts’ second artisinal craft and food market. This market will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. We know you are anxious to get started but before you do, please look over these KEY details.
WHO: We are looking for beautifully crafted goods and delectable edibles. This is a handmade show but we are also open to curators of fine handmade goods.
WHEN: Sunday, May 5th 2019 from 11 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: The Great Hall at The Longboat Hall - 1087 Queen St. W (Dovercourt entrance) between the bustling neighbourhoods of Queen W fashion district and the beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park.
FEE: $150 which allots you a 6 x 2 foot space ONLY. You must provide your own table, chair, tablecloth, fixtures, and lighting* All fees are NON-refundable and NON-transferable. We understand unexpected things happen. If something does come up, please e-mail us right away.
NEW ARTISAN: As makers ourselves, we understand the unique obstacles for paticipation when you are a new business. We are happy to provide ONE discounted table at $125 (HST included) for ONE new artisan. You are considered a New Artisan if you have been operating your business FULL-TIME for less than 1 year. Kindly, select this option in our drop down menu. In the bio section, please let us know:
How long you have been in operation
What motivated you to start your new business?
*This category is highly competitive. You are not guranteed this rate. We will choose ONE artisan from a pool of candidates. If you are not chosen for this category but are accepted to the show, the regular rate of $150 applies.
FOOD VENDORS: All food vendors must have a valid Food Handling License.
PROMOTION INFORMATION: We are makers too and we know promotion is everything for the show. Therefore, we have a very robust strategy. We are committed to promoting each and every vendor via Instagram and our Facebook Page. Promotion for the show will include: paid ads on various social media platforms; posters in shops and across the city’s downtown core; 5 WEEKS OF TARGETED GIVEWAYS on Instagram before the show.
5 WEEKS OF GIVEAWAYS: 4 Weeks of the GIVEWAYS will feature 4 different themes and we will curate it based on the vendors who choose to be open to this extra push of promotion. It will include specific paid Instagram ads for the event, contest, and your brand. You simply need to provide ONE FULL SIZE PRODUCT on top of the Raffle at the show and agree to promote the contest via Instagram Stories and a couple posts on your business Instagram account. We will be choosing specific vendors for this that apply to the theme. More details will be available in your acceptance email.
RAFFLE BASKETS: Rather than asking you to give us 50 pieces of swag (we're makers too, we know how much this costs!) we are asking for ONE FULL SIZE PRODUCT of your choice to include in several raffle baskets. In order to enter the raffle, customers will have to make at least 3 purchases at the show.
* Special note on lighting:
Although the venue is lit, we encourage extra battery-operated lighting for an optimal selling experience. There are some plugs on the side walls but this cannot be guaranteed. If you wish to be next to a wall, kindly put that in your application notes and we will see what we can do.
That's about it! Our application will close MARCH 11. This is a HARD DEADLINE so get on it! We are operating with ROLLING ACCEPTANCES. This means:
1) We will contact ACCPEPTED vendors immediately as applications come in.
2) Some categories will fill up FAST (think jewellery, beauty and body).
3) Therefore, don’t wait to get your applications in!
**Please note, that this is a curated show even with rolling acceptances. Final acceptance emails will be sent no later than March 15th. WE ONLY CONTACT ACCEPTED VENDORS. Thank you!**