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 

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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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Applications REOPEN 5 more days!

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We have gotten a bazillion applications for this years Big Holiday Market in the @shortnorthartsdistrict!!!! And have gotten tons of emails everyday from Makers asking if they can still slip in an application. Soooo we have decided to REOPEN the applications until Friday at 8am! Just an hour before the jury votes on this years vendors. This is your last chance to be apart of this years Big Holiday show!!! Application and info is on our website (link in bio) #apply #midwestcraftshows #madeinohio #cbus #makersgonnamake #lifeincbus #handmadecolumbus #handmadeohio #614artists #shopcbus

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!