Bozeman MADE fair 2018
The MADE fair is a modern artist & handcrafted market featuring local and regional artists. Our juried events feature over 200 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits. The NEW fall Bozeman show is a great addition to the MADE fair series and we are quite excited to be able to have it in such a large and open space to accomodate artists, non-profits, and a few other possible activities as well. Our curated collection of artisans represents the best of the best and we put on quite a show.
Bozeman // October 20-21 // Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
We are excited to bring all that our events offers for artisans, non-profits, and the local community to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse for the first Bozeman MADE fair. We are working with incredible folks in Bozeman to bring the MADE fair experience to life. We have 50,000 sq. feet of continuous space to feature over 200 talented artisans, local non-profits, and activities. The Bozeman MADE fair will include free entry, free parking, and plenty of room to shop.
The MADE fairs are presented by HandMADE Montana— a professional organization for art & handcrafted goods. We organize events (MADE fairs & workshops), provide resources to artists, and encourage growth and support in our community efforts. The event is organized by Carol Lynn Lapotka (REcreate designs), Courtney Blazon, with assistance from MADE fair ambassadors and local artists.
We have defined our criteria for acceptance and have made the decision to stay focused on products that are handcrafted by individuals or small groups of artisans in order to help them grow. We love when businesses grow and experience success and we feel it is important, at that point, to give way to other artists that are up and coming. It is important for the MADE fair’s continued growth to keep things fresh for the shoppers as well. We feature both local and regional artists and all applications are considered during the jurying process.
The Bozeman MADE fair is a 2 day event and artists MUST be set-up and be ready to sell both days. Plan on bringing plenty of inventory and there will be time available for restocking Saturday evening and Sunday morning. We know that staying overnight at a hotel is not always in the budget and so we are going to work hard to facilitate artist home-stays and discounted hotel rooms for both events.
This is a competitive juried show, so keep this in mind when filling out your application. The MADE fair jury will be looking for unique products that fit the feel of the MADE fair (funky, fun, functional) as well as variety and quality of work. The MADE fair’s mission is to increase awareness of handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items and support local and regional small craft business by providing a place to sell their goods.
There is a non-refundable $10 application fee to have your work juried for the MADE fair. All pictures MUST be included with your application to be considered. If you are a non-profit looking to have a booth, we have a separate application available.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Fill out the online application
2. Upload images (5 product shots, 1-3 process , and 1 booth)
3. Pay application fee
For many, our shows are their best of the season and we do a great deal to promote all of our artists on our website and social media. We have found our customers enjoy pre-shopping the artists and planning out their day of shopping. This is definitely an added benefit compared to other handmade markets; it is one of the many things that set us apart.
• A well-organized event that attracts over 8,000 customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet you, the artist!
• Product image, business name, and links on our website
• A landing page with more detailed information about your business including links to website, facebook, and instagram
• Promotional event graphics you can use on your Instagram account, Facebook page, or website
• A listing on printed & digital floor plan
• Name tag and other great swag
Additional promotional opportunities
•Featured artist—Instagram & Facebook mentions, upgraded landing page, premium booth placement
•Raffle—provide an item, and small fee to be included and receive Instagram & Facebook mentions and links to your website, FB, or Instagram account
All of our events are very well attended and we work hard to bring in a variety of customers. In addition to our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, we advertise our events well in advance using these methods:
• Printed media —5,000 postcards, 1,000 posters, 5,000 mini cards
• Advertisements in local papers and magazines
• Radio spots
• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads
• Web Ads— bozemenevents.net
• Calendar Listings—newspaper, online, and magazines
• Digital & printed floor plan maps
July 1 Accepting applications
September 1 Deadline for submissions
September 10 Accepted and declined artisans notified by email
September 20 Artists booth fees due
BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS
6’ x 6’ $90 + Electric ($15)
10’ x 6’ $135 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
10’x10’ $225 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
20’x10’ $425 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
Corner upgrades are available for an additional $25 and are limited. If you are interested, please indicate so on your application
Booth sizes are listed in width x depth. Chairs are provided, electricity access is available for an additional $15, and tables can be rented for $12 each.
Set-up: Friday (October 19) 1pm-9pm & Saturday (October 20) 7am-10am
Show hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Take down: Sunday 4pm-8pm