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Welcome to the Craftadian Handmade Markets. We are excited that you are interested in joining our community. Our mission is to showcase, support and promote Canadian artists, artisans and designers.

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Applications & Upcoming Shows

Craftadian is a curated handmade market that attracts thousands of shoppers looking for unique, handmade goods. We’re on the lookout for artisans pushing the boundaries of craft, food and design.

2019 Craftadian Markets:

  • Craftadian Spring – Hamilton: Saturday April 6, 2019 APPLICATIONS OPEN; (Applications close January 31, 2019)
  • Craftadian Made in Hamilton: Saturday August 17, 2019 – Applications will open in March/April
  • Craftadian Christmas – Hamilton: Saturday December 7, 2019 – Applications will open in May/June
* Dates for  Port Credit will be posted soon *
Please Join our mailing list to be notified of future vendor calls.

What is the application criteria?

  • Applicant must be designer, creator, artisan
  • Products must be handmade or have a component of handmade (photography acceptable)
  • Applicant must reside in CANADA & products must be handmade MADE IN CANADA
  • Applications will be juried to ensure quality, variety, uniqueness, booth presentation
  • Applicant must include 3-5 photos of your work (including one booth design)

 

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* General Rules and Regulations
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Do you have a question? Contact Us

Online Directory

$25 (per year): Get your business listed in our online maker directory, includes 1 image (we suggest a product image), URL links to your website, Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Click here to add your business to our online maker directory.


FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application criteria?

  • Applicant must be designer, creator, artisan
  • Products must be handmade or have a component of handmade (photography acceptable)
  • Applicant must reside in CANADA & products must be handmade MADE IN CANADA
  • Applications will be juried to ensure quality, variety, uniqueness, booth presentation
  • Applicant must include 3-5 photos of your work (including one booth design)

How much are booth fees?

The 2018 fees range from $125 – $140 depending on the event size, booth type and location.

What type of space do you offer?

Typically we have 6′ table space or a space 6′ wide by 4′ deep. Mid-2018 we also released a limited number of mini 4′ table spaces to allow new and emerging artists to join.

What is the jury process?

Applicants would submit an application that includes photos of your work, description of your craft and details about your business.  Following the application deadline, each application is ranked by each of the jurors – the scores/notes are tabulated and sorted by category.  Your application may be ranked on based on handmade quality, photos of your work and booth set-up, and the information you provide in your application.  The jury will limit the number of successful applicants per category to ensure that there is a healthy and diverse selection of vendors.  Applicants that are not selected will be placed on a waitlist.

Please note that we receive a high volume of applications, and often our applications acceptance rate is less than 35% (ie. typically 250+ applications and  85 spots). If you are not accepted your first round, please continue to apply. Each show we ensure there is new talent. If you are a previous vendor be sure to apply with NEW photos and products.

For tips on juried show applications please read our blog post “Juried Shows – Tips to Success”

How will the show be advertised?

The shows will be advertising in local newspapers, flyers/coupon distribution, email marketing (over 9000 opt-in subscribers), paid and organic ads social media (facebook, twitter, instagram).  There also are PR opportunities such as TV Guest Appearances, Blogs and Newspaper Articles.  Craftadian events and it’s exhibitors have been featured on TV (CHCH Morning Live, CHCH Evening News, Global News at noon, CP 24, Rogers Daytime, Hamilton Life) in Blogs (BlogTO, Lil Miss Kate) and in Newspapers (Hamilton Spectator, Mississauga News, Milton Champion, Guelph Tribute).  Visit our media room to see past media appearances.

How many visitors come to the events?

In 2016 we moved our events to smaller venues to create an intimate shopping experience.  Our 2017 attendance at these venues was 1500-2000 visitors.

Do you have any photos from past events?
Yes, you can see our photo gallery for photos from past events: Photo Gallery.

Do you have a list of past vendors?
Yes, please see our Meet the Makers section for a list of vendors from our last event Meet the Makers

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