TWO Holiday Markets – 2018 Applications OPEN!!!

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NEW!   Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at Village Lights

December 2nd,  2018

Schiller Park, German Village

2 – 8p

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market in partnership with the German Village Society presents a new Market! This Market is a new addition to the already long established German Village Lights Festival. German Village Lights brings in thousands of attendees from all over the state and is now, with the help of NYMCM, offering a local shopping experience.

Not Your Mama’s Last Minute Craft Market

December 15th, 2018

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, The Short North

1 – 6p

Our Original NYMCM in the Short North made to accommodate all the last minute gifts on your list.

Click HERE for application

FAQ’s (and answers)

ABOUT NYMCM:

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 sell out of early shopper tickets and have a huge line waiting to walk in the door. We estimate our attendance at 3,500 shoppers.

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

Market #1 – December 2nd, 2 – 8p   Schiller Park’s Indoor Recreation Center,            German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Market # 2 – December 15th, 1 – 6p  Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North, Columbus, Ohio

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

  •  Now! Click HERE for application.
  • Applications are open now and close on August 31st.
  • Acceptance and Denial emails will be sent no later than September 15th.
  • All contracts and payments must be sent in by September 22nd.

COSTS:

WHAT ARE THE FEES & BOOTH SIZES?

  • Nonrefundable $15 application fee for one market or $25 to apply to both markets.
  • BOOTHS:

All booths are indoors.

6’ wide x 5’ deep – $90

8’ wide x 5’ deep – $110

10’ wide x 10’ deep – $125 (extremely limited spaces available)

* All 2017 BIG Holiday Market returning vendors will receive a $10 discount.

Booth payment is not required until you have been accepted as a vendor and will be collected via Paypal. Payments will be due by September 22nd.

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.  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 but NYMCM will have a limited amount available to rent for the December 15th Market. You can find more information on the application.

WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT / REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY?

Accepted Makers will receive a Paypal invoice in their acceptance email. A nonrefundable booth payment must be paid via Paypal no later than September 22, 2018. If booth payment is not made by September 22nd a $15 late fee will be charged. If invoice is not paid by September 30th your space will be given to the next vendor on the waitlist. Again, once your payment is made it is nonrefundable. If you find that you need to cancel your commitment to vending at the market, please contact us right away so we can contact another Maker on our waiting list. Cancellations will be considered a forfeit of your spot in the Market. Trading or selling your space to another Maker is prohibited. We have a long waiting list, and reserve the right to fill spots.

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.

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 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 each year 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 the last questions we are always looking for new Makers. We have to turn down so many fantastic Makers simply due to space each year. 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 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 applies and is 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.

AFTER APPLYING INFORMATION:

WHEN AND HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A VENDOR?

Vendor selections will be made no later than September 15th.  Acceptance, Waitlist and Decline emails will all be sent by this date. We ask that no emails inquiring about the status of your application be sent before September 15th. If you have not received a notification email by this time please check your spam inbox and then email notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com or notyourmamascraftmarket@gmail.com

WHAT IF NYMCM CAN NOT PROVIDE ME WITH THE BOOTH SIZE I APPLIED FOR?

NYMCM tries to accommodate all requests but because of limited space cannot always give vendors the size of booth they request on their application. In these cases NYMCM will offer Makers a smaller sized booth. Makers have the option to take the smaller booth space or have their name moved to the waiting list for the booth size requested. We highly suggest taking the smaller space as we have few cancellations. Makers will be given booth size upon receiving acceptance email.

IF I GET ACCEPTED DOES THAT MEAN I AM INVITED TO SELL AT  BOTH MARKETS?

No. There are boxes you can check on the application to indicate which Market/s you would like to vend. This does not mean we can accommodate you at both events. Your acceptance email will indicate which market/s and booth size/s we can offer you along with contract/s and payment information.

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 or rent a table and/or chair from us (limited number of rentals available). A floor-length table covering is required for all tables. Check out our Pinterest Board for ideas.
  • Swag – NYMCM will be offering 75 – 150 swag bags for a $5 purchase with proceeds going directly to the “She Has a Name” charity. A minimum of 25 swag items would be useful to this worthy cause. Offering swag is completely optional. We only ask that  if you indicate on your application that you will be providing swag that you uphold your commitment.
  • Share – 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 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

 

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Kid Maker Applications Open!

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Last year our Kid Makers hit it out of the park and we can’t wait to do it again! Applications are now open for creative kids ages 10 – 18 to join us in our Kid Maker Room at our BIG Holiday Market! We would love to take every kid that applies but we only have 6 spaces available. Applications close Oct 20th and selected Makers will be notified by Oct 27th.

If you have a kid that is interested in joining us please click the link bellow!

Kid Maker Application 

Applications are now closed.

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We want to send a HUGE thank you to all those you took the time to put themselves out there and apply for our BIG Holiday Market. We are so humbled by the number of applications. We are delighted that so many of you want to join us for our best Market yet! Because of space limitations we could only choose less than half of those who applied. We definitely had to waitlist and turn away some amazingly talented people. That is never fun. BUT our jury knocked it out of the park with picking the best of the best…of the best. Seriously, the line up this year is phenomenal!

With all that said, we are full and will not be taking anymore Maker request. No exceptions.

BUT we will be opening up our KID MAKER applications very soon!!!! Follow us closely here on our website and on social media for a link to the application for Makers 10 years old to 17 years old and more details about what that entails.

2017 BIG Holiday Market Applications Now Open!

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FAQ’s (and answers)

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

November 18th, 1p-6p

Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications open July 15th and close on August 15th.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Here’s the link: https://form.jotform.com/71925501607151

 

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

Yes, there is a nonrefundable $10 application fee.

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.

  • 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!
  • If you are a pre-packaged edibles Vendor, you offer unique packaging and flavors and have a well designed booth. We expect artisanal food to live up to the same levels of integrity and quality with their products and displays as our other craft participants.

Do you allow Direct Sales Businesses?

No we do not.

CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?

Yes. BUT we require that each Maker applies and is 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 taken very seriously.

WHAT ARE THE BOOTH SIZES AND FEES?

6’ wide x 5’ deep – $90

8’ wide x 5’ deep – $110

10’ wide x 10’ deep – $125 (limited spaces available)

* All BIG Holiday Market returning vendors will receive a $10 discount.

Booth payment is not required until you have been accepted as a vendor and will be collected via Paypal. Payments will be due by September 15th.

ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?

Tables and chairs are not provided but NYMCM will have a limited amount available to rent. You can find more information on the application.

WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?

Your fee covers venue costs, promotional materials including posters, digital and newspaper ads and other costs required to put on a Market.  Select artists will also be featured on our blog and our various social networking sites leading up to and during the market.

We always advertise and promote the Market itself, which draws hundreds of attendees to shop your booths. This often turns into other opportunities including future sales, media exposure, networking, and more.

WHEN AND HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A VENDOR?

Vendor selections will be made no later than August 29th.  Acceptance, Waitlist and Decline emails will all be sent by August 29th. We ask that no emails inquiring about the status of your application be sent before this date.

IF I AM ACCEPTED, WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT / REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY?

You will receive a Paypal invoice in your acceptance email. A nonrefundable booth payment must be paid via Paypal no later than September 15, 2017.  If booth payment is not made by September 22nd a $10 late fee will be charged. If invoice is not paid by September 22nd your space will be given to the next vendor on the wait list. Again, once your payment is made it is nonrefundable. Cancellations will be considered a forfeit of your spot in the Market. Trading or selling your space to another Maker is prohibited. We have a long waiting list, and reserve the right to fill spots.

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

  • All vendors must bring their own table and chairs or rent a table and/or chair from us (limited number of tables and chairs). A  floor-length table covering is required for all tables.
  • Setup begins at 10:00 am. Vendors must be ready to sell no later than 12:30pm. Any Makers arriving after 12:30pm will not be allowed to set up. Teardown will start no earlier than 6:00 pm. All vendors must be out of the venue by 8:00pm.
  • Swag – NYMCM will be offering 75 – 150 swag bags for a $5 purchase with proceeds going directly to the “She Has a Name” charity. A minimum of 25 swag items would be useful to this worthy cause. Offering swag is completely optional. We only ask that  if you indicate on your application that you will be providing swag that you uphold your commitment.
  • Vendors will be given digital marketing tools for social media use. We require vendors to share these marketing materials on their social media.

More questions are welcome at: notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com

Calling All Kid Makers

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We are looking for Kid Entrepreneurs to join us at the BIG Holiday Market 2016!

Are you a Kid who loves to create? Do you want to run your own handmade business? Are you willing to work hard and learn from other established Makers? Great! All creative and ambitious kids ages 10 -18 are encouraged to apply to sell their handmade creations at this years Market!!! Not only will you have your own booth at this years Market, NYMCM along with Columbus Handmade will pair you up with a real life professional Maker Mentor. Before the Market you and your mentor can exchange emails, phone calls or even FaceTime about what it means to prepare for a Craft Market. After the Market, continue the learning by personally meeting up with your mentor for tips and tricks about your craft.

Sign Me Up:
Applications

Where:
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Banquet Center
555 North High Street    Columbus, OH

When:
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Noon to 6:00 pm

FAQ’s (and answers)

WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Now through Oct.28th.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Click the Application 

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICANTS?

We are looking for the most creative and ambitious kids out there! Because there are only 6 spaces available for our featured Kid Makers, all applications are reviewed by our panel. Each application is reviewed to find the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose Makers based on a number of criteria, listed below.

  • You are ages 10-18 and have the permission of an adult to apply and participate.
  • Your work is made by hand by you!
  • You provide clear examples for us to view.
  • Your work is unique and well constructed.
  • The average price of your items typically range between $1-$40.
  • If you are a pre-packaged edibles Maker, you offer packaging and a verity of flavors.

WHAT ARE THE BOOTH SIZES AND FEES?
Kids booths are a non refundable $20.00 fee and accommodate a 6 foot table. Table and chairs are NOT provided.
Payment is not required until you have been accepted as a vendor and will be collected via Paypal invoice.

WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?
Your fee covers your booth space at the market. Vendors are responsible for supplying their own display items including tables. Additionally, tables must be covered to the floor. Your fee also includes a link to your business website on our event Roster for this year. Select artists will also be featured on our blog and our various social media networking sites leading up to and during the market.

The Jury Has Spoken

It has been a LONG process and many  difficult decisions had to be made. We can not be more excited about this years Makers! Emails to all applicants go out sometime on Sept. 5th! If you do not have it in your inbox by midnight please emails us at notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com

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