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Craftadian is a curated handmade market that attracts thousands of shoppers looking for unique, handmade goods.
Sorry you missed the application deadline. Applications closed June 16, 2017. You may add your name to the wait list in the event of any cancellations.
Once you have added your name to the wait list you will get an email confirmation.
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South #105, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
What is the application criteria?
Made in Hamilton is open to all Hamilton and surrounding area makers including: Ancaster, Brantford, Burlington, Dundas, Grimsby and Waterdown (for this market only).
NEW Craftadian is premiering a new section: Toronto Island featuring GTA makers. If you want to meet face-to-face with Hamiltion and area shoppers, CONTACT US today to learn more about the APPLICATION process.
Products must be handmade, by the applicant and Made in Canada.
Applicant must be the designer, creator or artist
Curated/Juried Market. Applications will be juried to ensure quality, variety, uniqueness, booth presentation. Applications must include quality well lite photos of your work and your display.
How much are booth fees?
The 2017 fees range from $125 – $140 depending on the event size, booth type and location.
How will the show be advertised?
The shows will be advertising in local newspapers, flyers/coupon distribution, email marketing (over 8000 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 2016 attendance at these venues ranged 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 Made in Hamilton event Meet the Makers
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, 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.
For tips on juried show applications please read our blog post “Juried Shows – Tips to Success”