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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.

APPLICATIONS & UPCOMING MARKETS

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. Please join our mailing list to be notified of future vendor calls.

WAIT LIST: * CRAFTADIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Sat. December 7, 2019 @ McMaster Innovation Park. Applications closed September 7, 2019. Click here to add your name to our wait-list.

2020 DATES/APPLICATIONS*

* SPRING HAMILTON Sat. April 18, 2020 @ McMaster Innovation Park  APPLY: Applications close January 11, 2020

* SUMMER HAMILTON TBD @ McMaster Innovation Park
Applications will open April 2020!

* CHRISTMAS PORT CREDIT TBD November 2020 @ Christ First (formerly First United Church) Applications will open April 2020!

* CHRISTMAS HAMILTON Sat. December 5, 2020 @ McMaster Innovation Park; Applications will open April 2020!

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Craftadian will have a pop-up makers market at the Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo in Hamilton. We invite you to apply:
* Spring May 23+24, 2020
* Fall September 5+6, 2020

ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA

Craftadian is a lively curated handmade market. We are looking for designers, creators, makers and artisans. All products must be handmade or have a component of handmade (Made in Canada).

*Craftadian markets are highly popular, and we are over whelmed by the applications we received. Typically we receive over 250+ applications with room for only 90 makers.

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


* Community Partners/Sponsors (apply here)

Interested in volunteering? Please email us to volunteer at an upcoming market.

TESTIMONIALS

* General Rules and Regulations
* FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
* Do you have a question? Contact Us


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 2019 fees range from $135 – $165 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.

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 wait list.

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 2018 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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For information about upcoming markets and application openings please join our mailing list.