We are a rural friendly team and this year we want to make it official by bringing Etsy Made in Canada (MIC) to Brandon, MB! Our market has been a collaborative volunteer based effort between local Etsy team leaders since 2014. This year the Etsy Sellers of Manitoba team is spearheading our first solo MIC market outside of Winnipeg. We are excited to show how much Etsy ❤︎'s BRANDON! Check out https://www.etsy.com/ca/madeincanada for more info about MIC.
Made in Canada events are marketed nationally by Etsy Canada as creative events to shop in person from local Etsy sellers. Local events are in turn responsible for local promotion. If you are selected, we will share further details on how you will assist with the marketing of our event.
Our goal is to bring a unique in-person Etsy experience to our customers for Brandon Etsy Made in Canada 2019.
Future Etsy Seller Boutique
At Etsy Manitoba, our goal is to grow the Etsy community and support local makers throughout the province in their creative endeavors. And so, we are excited to announce that this year we have set aside space for a special non-Etsy boutique to showcase local makers who are interested in joining our amazing community. If you’ve been thinking about starting an Etsy shop, but weren’t sure if it was right for you this might be the perfect opportunity to see what a wonderful community it is!
The applicants chosen for our “Future Etsy Seller of Manitoba” boutique will be automatically be entered to win a Super Startup Package consisting of some amazing prizes ($300 value):
● 40 Free Etsy listings.
● Photography Session with a professional photographer. You’ll have product shots taken and learn some of the tricks of the trade to enhance your photos.
● “Intro to Etsy” Workshop with Etsy Sellers of Manitoba Team Captain Amanda Reimer of Silver Moose Arts. Learn algorithms, how to enhance your listings and other tips to increase sales on the global Etsy market through this one on one workshop.
● Free spot in our next Etsy market. That’s right! We will reserve a space for you and your shop at our upcoming spring market (Date and Location TBD).
● Ongoing support from the Etsy Sellers of Manitoba team to grow your shop.
The winner will be chosen via online voting by local shoppers and Etsy peers after the market. If you have been thinking about taking the Etsy plunge, all you need to do is apply!
Venue and Spaces
We will be hosting the Brandon MIC market in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th St in Brandon, Manitoba.
In creating a boutique setting for our Non-Etsy sellers only 6x6ft spaces will be avaliable. Some but few electrical outlets are also available.
It is the responsibility of the seller to bring their own table/display and chair(s) required for their space. We suggest something custom to ensure your items get maximum exposure in the space allotted. Please think "beyond" the sheet over traditional folding tables and about how you could make your display memorable. You will be responsible for set up and take down of your display.
The venue is stroller/wheelchair accessible.
The Future Etsy Seller Boutique at Brandon Manitoba MIC is open to applications from Non-Etsy sellers living in Manitoba and areas of Saskatchewan and Ontario near to our provincial borders.
Applicants for the Boutique are not required to have active Etsy shops. We are unable to accept products for our market for which the Etsy shop owner does not own license or copyright. For example, fabrics printed with licensed images, or stuffies modelled after popular cartoon characters.
Notification to all applicants will go out via email by August 26th, 2019.
This is a juried market, decisions will be made based upon information provided. We have category limits of 10-15% for any one category of product. Please apply under your main product type as we may be unable to accept additional products or categories.
You will receive your notification via email@example.com. PLEASE ADD US TO YOUR CONTACTS NOW TO ENSURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT ON COMMUNICATION.
Application closes end of day, August 18th, 2019
*Upon submission, you should receive an emailed copy of your application as confirmation it was received. If you did not, please check your spam folders or confirm with us via email if it has been received or not.