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 accommodate 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 FieldhouseWe 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.
APPLYING // NON-PROFIT
Community support for all of our events is what helps to make them great. Non-profits play a big roll in creating opportunities, educating, and fighting the good fight all across Montana. They are often the building blocks for what makes our cities great. For the last five years, we have been offering booths to local non-profits at a reduced rate to provide them the opportunity to meet directly with the public they serve.
We are excited to continue offering space available for non-profits at all of our shows. We strongly encourage some sort of hands-on activity to engage both children and adults that visit your booth. We will be jurying all non-profits that apply to make sure they are a good fit for our event.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Fill out the online application
2. Upload images & logo
For many artists & non-profits, our shows are their best of the season and we do a great deal to promote everyone 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 5,000 customers eager to buy handcrafted products and meet the artists and non-profitst!
• Non-profit image, business name, and links on our website
• A landing page with more detailed information about your non-profit 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
• Nametag and other great swag
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 —10,000 postcards, 2,500 rack cards, 1,000 posters, 5,000 mini cards
• Advertisements in local papers and magazines
• Radio spots
• Social Media—Facebook & Instagram Ads
• Web Ads— Missoulaevents.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 non-profits notified by email
September 20 Non-profit booth fees due
NON-PROFIT BOOTH FEES // SET-UP // EVENT HOURS
Bozeman MADE fair // October 20-21, 2018 // Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
6’ x 6’ $40 + Electric ($15)
10’ x 6’ $60 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
10’x10’ $100 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
20’x10’ $185 + Electric ($15) + Table ($12)
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 1pm-9pm & Saturday 7am-10am
Show hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Take down: Sunday 4pm-9pm
We know that staying overnight at a hotel is not always in the budget and so we are going to try to facilitate artist home-stays and discounted hotel rooms for both events.