We’re pleased to announce that our Winter Fair Online is now open for applications. We’ve been working hard to create an online makers fair for November. We would usually be at Lytham Hall at this time, but we are aiming to make a great experience online.
Hopeful & Glorious are delighted to share that we will be collaborating with the National Festival of Making to present the Winter Fair Online.
Over the last four years we’ve been working together on the makers market at the National Festival of Making and are teaming this November up to present three days of great making online with demos, workshops, meet the maker sessions and an online marketplace celebrating makers, designers and producers.
We will be having a 3-day event with the online market being the main aspect of the fair but each day having a range of talks or making projects that visitors can dip into to offer a wider and enjoyable experience. We want visitors to have some of the atmosphere and connection that they would do for an in-person event.
In September we ran our first online market in partnership with Pedddle. We had a great response to the market, and we developed our knowledge of how online markets can work and reach audiences. In the main, those makers that were active on social media on the days leading up to and during the market attracted the most interest. If you are interested in our event it is important to build in time to be active on social media promoting your participation.
We will be curating all the stalls in the same way that we would for a physical event to ensure great quality handmade.
To take part you would need an online shop – this could be your own website with an online shop, Etsy, Folksy or another online shop. This is because we want to make buying as easy as possible.
The cost to take part in the 3-day event is £30. We see this as a great low-cost way for makers to be creating greater awareness about their work, engaging with visitors and making sales.
The market will be hosted on our website and we will feature your business name, a link to your shop and a photo of your work.
As the market isn’t that far away makers interested in taking part will need to apply by the end of Sunday 25th October 2020.
If you are having trouble accessing or using the Google form we have linked to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind thanks to the National Festival of Making for use of their photos of the Makers’ Market at the 2019 National Festival of Making.