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Hopeful & Glorious create great quality showing and selling events for artists, makers and designers from across the North.

The National Festival of Making

15th & 16th June 2019, King George’s Hall, Blackburn

Applications are open for the Makers’ Market at the National Festival of Making 2019

We’re delighted that we’ve been invited to curate the Makers’ Market at the National Festival of Making 2019. This is the third time we’ll be back at King George’s Hall for our curated mix of the best art, craft and design.

The dates for this year’s Festival are Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June and the National Festival of Making team is already well underway with plans for an incredible celebration of making and innovation across the town involving loads of innovative partners. Stall prices start at £80 for the full weekend.

In addition to the opportunity to have a stall at the Makers’ Market, we are also inviting makers to apply to do a 10-minute demonstration to share their passion for their work with the visiting public. There will be a designated demo area and makers will have the opportunity to benefit for an increased profile.

As ever our aim is to curate a stunning showcase of the best of Northern creativity with fantastic artists, designers and makers from across the region. Each artist will bring their own unique style of art, design, jewellery, photography and craft. This year’s Makers’ Market will feature 50+ stalls.

Please have a look at all the information, terms and conditions before making an application and if you have any questions or difficulties in accessing the form please email us. All applications will be acknowledged within 28 days of receiving the application.

General Terms and Conditions

  • All our fairs are curated. We will only consider artists, designers and makers who are seeking to sell their own work. 
  • We select based on quality, range, and originality. In the interests of curating a varied fair we also select only work which adds range to the work which has already been selected.
  • If you are offered a stand, the fee should be paid in full within 10 days. We accept cheque payments or BACs. This is non-refundable. Once payment is received we will feature your work in our social media promotions.
  • The stall area you are offered must accommodate all of your stall including table and any print racks, display boards etc.
  • As this is an event to promote the work of artists, makers and designers, all the products on the stand should be created by the artist/s represented on the stand.
  • We do not accept imported work.
  • We do not accept makers who only work to commission.
  • Publicity and promotion of a successful event requires the effort of artist, venue and Hopeful & Glorious. All artists are expected to add information to their websites, social media etc. and mailing lists/customers. 
  • Makers are responsible for all aspects of their stall including Health & Safety issues.
  • Makers are responsible for their own public and product liability insurance and if appropriate PAT testing for their products and equipment. It is the artists’ responsibility to display work safely. Any breakages are the responsibility of the artist. 
  • For the setting up and taking down of the stalls, makers must use the access routes detailed in the setting up information. 
  • Upon arrival makers must familiarise themselves with the venue’s emergency exits. These must never be blocked or obscured by displays.
  • There is no stall lighting – just overhead room lighting. All electrical appliances will need to be under warranty or PAT tested. Sockets must be booked in advance. Makers are encouraged to bring their own battery powered LED lights if feature lighting is required.
  • For weekend fairs the indoor stalls may be left up overnight however, we do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to any property left overnight.
  • Booking confirmations are only final once we have made a stall offer and full payment has been received.
  • The arrangement of tables and pitch allocation is at the discretion of the organisers and the organiser’s decision is final. Special requests for specific pitch locations will only be considered once all the bookings are confirmed.
  • We politely request that in respect of other stallholders each stall should have no more than 2 people behind the stall at any one time.
  • Stallholders must dispose of their own rubbish and ensure that your allocated space is left clean and tidy, leaving only the furniture provided by the venue.
  • Strictly nothing is to be attached/stuck to the venue walls. Exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage that they cause to the venue and the exhibitor will be charged for the full cost of repair or replacement.
  • Final set up details, parking and unloading details are forwarded to each maker 2 weeks prior to the event.