Holiday Market Applications OPEN!

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2020 Holiday Market Schedule

Short North – Greek Orthodox Cathedral 

Saturday, November 21st

11a-4p

Maker Set-Up Friday 3-5p & Saturday 8:30-10:30a

 

German Village – Schiller Park Recreation Center
During Village Lights

Sunday, December 6th

2-8p

Maker Set-Up 12-1:30p

Applications for both markets close August 31st, 2019.
Status emails will be sent no later than Sept. 29th.

Maker Applications: 

https://form.jotform.com/201235680233143

Food Truck Application: 

https://form.jotform.com/201414669019151

Jeni’s Made Stand Kid Applications: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSYEgvyV61lJYLAm8IoCN1Pebc9tVRAiAf3zLkmELL4RYlwA/viewform

 

For Questions visit FAQs on our website.

Spring and Holiday Markets 2020

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Spring Market Overview 

  • Our Spring Market will be rescheduled for late summer or early fall. Date TBA.
  • Application Fees for those who applied in the Spring will be reimbursed in the next few weeks.
  •  Winter Markets will move forward as planned.
    • Nov. 21st in the Short North and Dec. 6th in German Village.
  • Winter applications open on May 23rd and Close on Aug. 31st.
  • We encourage all small businesses to visit covid19relief.sba.gov for information on small businesses loans.
  • We ask that all our shoppers continue to support our Makers during these uncertain times if they want those businesses to be around when all this is over.

 

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Scroll down for kid craft tutorials from Local Makers!!! 

Coming Together – Way To Get Involved

 

 

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Coming Together

We currently have two ways to for Makers and Shoppers to come together as a community during this time.

1.) Our HandMAKE My Day Movement 

2.) Craft Tutorials 

HandMAKE My Day Movement 

Lets face it, times are tough. NYMCM is bringing back our HandMAKE My Day movement to help brighten these darker days in our community!

Our goal is to bring our community together to unexpectedly make someone’s day! We want to remind people that YOU MATTER, YOU ARE SEEN and WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

The idea is to combine random acts of kindness, creative talents and free gifts to make one big, city wide, not so old fashioned scavenger hunt. Sharing and documenting the hidings and findings all on Instagram. All with the added benefit of bringing awareness to local handmade small businesses who so desperately need our support!

Kindness is free.

So do what your mama told you and BE NICE. Help us spread kindness like confetti and join our kindness movement today.

This movement is not limited to our Makers! Anyone can make and share! 

You don’t even have to leave your house! You can hide a gift during a neighborhood walk or even leave something in your front yard! If you are out at the grocery store leave something in your cart. If you are picking up food from a small local restaurant, leave a gift out front! 

Click here to see how it works and to get the free printable HandMAKE My Day  cards. 

Craft Tutorials 

We believe in uncertain times the community should come together. We as NYMCM have been racking our brains on what support we can bring to the table for our community of Shoppers and Makers. As Makers and Mothers ourselves, we understand the difficulty of the current situation from both sides. Makers depend on Spring events and without them and less people shopping small businesses will struggle. Parents find themselves unprepared to have kids home from 3 weeks and are looking for ways to educate and keep them engaged. 

We would like to offer free kids craft tutorials for the next sevral weeks. 

Shoppers and Follower: 

   Our Creative Community wants to surround you with all we have to offer. We understand that unexpectedly having kids home for 3 weeks isn’t something parents are ready for. We are here to help! 

   In the next few days many of our talented Makers will be uploading video tutorials of craft projects for kids. We will have tutorials for kids of all school ages from PreSchool to College and will use supplies you might already have at home! 

   Please follow along on our Social Media Pages, Website and Newsletter for free videos! Each video will be tagged with the Makers shop information. As you can imagine small businesses like theirs are taking a hard hit due to the cancelations and postponements of many spring craft shows. Please visit their pages, follow, share and shop! Just taking the time to share a small businesses page makes more of a difference than most realize.

   If you make along with the tutorials, we would LOVE to see your final product! Please tag @notyourmamascraftmarket so we can share!!! 

Makers: 

We are Makers and we have the talents to create! That is what we do best. We are calling Makers to submit video tutorials of kids crafts. With so many kids at home from school and parents scrambling to keep them occupied this is something we can help with! We have been preparing for this our whole lives! This also means that your business information will be getting seen by potential customers. We want to guide people to your websites and pages!

 We will make the submission process as easy as we possibly can! For all the details on submitting a tutorial please click HERE

 

HOLIDAY MARKETS 2020

 

F.A.Q.s | Winter 2020

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FAQ’s (and answers)

Will there still be Holiday Markets?

Our current plan is to move forward with the Winter Markets as planned. If we will reassess our plans plans as time gets closer to make the best plan of action for the safely of our Makers and shoppers. Again, as of now the plan is to have the Winter Markets.

  •      Nov. 21st in the Short North and Dec. 6th in German Village.
  • Winter applications open on May 23rd and Close on Aug. 31st.

 

More FAQs ABOUT NYMCM in general:

What is the History of NYMCM?

NYMCM has been around since 2012.  Starting in Marysville, Ohio then moving to Columbus in 2014 NYMCM quickly became a beloved Holiday staple in the city.  NYMCM continues to be voted one of the top 10 shopping events in Columbus year after year. 

HOW MANY SHOPPERS ATTEND YOUR EVENT?

Each and every year we have been blessed to see incredible growth. We estimate our attendance at 2,500 – 3,500 shoppers at this event. 

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications for our Winter Markets on Nov. 21st in the Short North and Dec. 6th in German Village are open.

* Interested in being a sponsor? Email us at notyourmamascraftmarket@gmail.com

WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?

Your fee covers venue costs, promotional materials including posters, digital and print ads and other costs required to put on a Market. Many  Makers will also be featured and tagged on our social media pages and on our website leading up to and during the market. 

ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?

Tables and chairs are not provided. 

Application Process: 

HOW DOES YOUR JURY WORK?

The NYMCM jury consists of 5 members, each of whom is active in handmade small business.  After the application period closes, application fee payments are confirmed. If the fee has not been paid the application is considered incomplete and discarded.  All paid applications are then sorted by genre and individually scored according to the criteria outlined below. The top scorers are compared within their genre and chosen to join the markert.  A number of vendors in each category are offered a spot on our waitlist as cancellations often happen for personal reasons.

WHAT CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICANTS?

Our market is juried by select members of our staff and other individuals in the local makers scene, whose opinions and tastes we value and trust.  Together we review the pool of applications thoroughly and handpick the artists that are the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose applicants based on a number of criteria, listed below.  Also, check out our social media pages to see what Makers we have chosen in the past. 

  • Your work is designed and made by hand.  Please provide information in your application if your products aren’t entirely made by you or by hand.
  • Your work overall is cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to view.
  • Your work is unique. If you are a returning vendor, your work has progressed since participating. We always want to offer our customers fresh ideas.
  • The average price of your items typically range between $1-$150 and reflect a good value/price ratio.  Typically, you know what your work is worth!
  • Your web pages provide clean and clear photos that are cohesive with the quality of NYMCM and can be easily shared for media purposes. 
  • You show that you are good at following directions and reading provided information. Like this list:)
  • If you are a pre-packaged edibles Vendor, you offer unique packaging and flavors and have a well designed booth. We expect artisanal food vendors to live up to the same levels of integrity and quality with their products and displays as our other craft participants.

I WAS A NYMCM MAKER IN THE PAST.  DOES THIS MEAN I’M GUARANTEED A SPOT THIS YEAR?

What makes NYMCM such a unique market is our desire to bring our customers the newest and most current trends in handmade every year. To do this we need a vast variety of Makers at each market along with new merchandise. This is why we hold such a rigorous application process. We LOVE having return vendors but we give them the same jury process as everyone else. We check to see what new products they are offering and also discuss what kind of Maker they were in the past. Did they help share Market info online? Were they easy to work with? Did they follow all of our rules and deadlines? 

I APPLIED IN THE PAST AND WAS NOT ACCEPTED. SHOULD I EVEN TRY APPLYING AGAIN? 

Heck yes! As stated in previous answer, we are always looking for new Makers. We have to turn down so many fantastic Makers simply due to space each market. This year we have twice the opportunities for Makers as we have ever had! 

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A WEB PAGE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE FOR MY BUSINESS? 

As much as we love to accommodate all Makers we highly depend on digital exposure for the all around success of our markets. We do not require an expensive website or thousands of posts or followers of our Makers but we do require some sort of internet presence. This makes promoting, collecting promotion material and communication much easier on our end. A simple Instagram or facebook account or Etsy page is perfect! If you do not have an active online page, NYMCM may not be the right fit for you. 

Do you allow Direct Sales Businesses? 

No we do not. No exceptions made. If you pay the application fee and apply with a direct sales business you will not be refunded. 

CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?

Yes. BUT we require that each Maker apply and be approved individually by our jury. Any vendors who have not been approved and still set up at the Market will be asked to leave. This will be outlined in the Vendor’s Agreement and will be rigorously enforced. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME IF I AM CHOSEN TO BE A VENDOR?

  • Watch your inbox! We try not to overload Makers on emails.  When we do email you it is usually full of lots of important information. Please take the time to read these emails and file them to refer to later. It is very time consuming for us to respond to questions already addressed. 
  • Prepare your booth space. We are known for showcasing Makers with the most outstanding booth displays. Don’t get lost in the crowd by preparing the look of your display early. Presentation is just as important as your products. We highly suggest making a tape outline of your booth dimensions on the floor and doing a mock up of your space. Remember YOU have to fit in the space too! No extra room outside of your booth is available for your display. All vendors must bring their own table and chairs. A floor-length table covering is required for all tables. Check out our Pinterest Board for ideas. 
  • Vendors will be given digital marketing tools for social media use. We require vendors to share these marketing materials on their social media.

I HAVEN’T DONE MANY MARKETS. HOW DO I PREPARE? 

Do your research! There are many great books, blogs and networks out there to help you move forward with your business. We would love to have the time to help each Maker personally figure out how much product to make, how to set up their space, and how to price their items but with over 100 Makers and 100s of hours it takes to put on a market, unfortunately we cannot. We can, however, direct you to our Pinterest Page that has many resources for Makers. Upon acceptance we can also add you to our private Makers FB page where you are welcome to post questions. 

More questions are welcome at: notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com

HOLIDAY MARKETS 2020