Congratulations, your application has been successfully submitted and is pending jury feedback. You will also receive an email confirmation as well.
When will I be notified if I am accepted?
•08-Apr Hamilton; Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by February 17, 2017
•29-Apr Mississauga / Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by: February 24, 2017
•26-Aug Hamilton / Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by: June 30, 2017
•23-Sep Mississauga / Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by: July 14, 2017
•11-Nov Mississauga / Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by: September 22 2017
•02-Dec Hamilton / Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by: October 6, 2017
What is the Application Criteria?
- Applicant must be designer, creator, artist
- Products must be handmade or have a component of handmade (photography acceptable)
- Applicant must reside in CANADA & products must be 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 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 7000 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 from 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
What is the jury process?
The jurying process usually involves sending in an application that includes photos of your work, description of your craft and in some cases a resume. When you call or send for an application form, all the information regarding the jurying process will be included. In rare cases you may have to send in actual samples of your work, however, this is becoming less common practice.
For tips on juried show applications please read our blog post “Juried Shows – Tips to Success”