Call For Entry: Craft Fair Contemporary 2023

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The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

Preview evening Fri 1st December

Sat 2nd December

Sun 3rd December

Application Deadline: Midnight 09.10.23

We are excited to return with our popular Christmas Craft Fair at Nottingham Contemporary, taking place across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December, with a Preview Evening on Fri 1st of December. Held in our large performance Space, our Craft Fair will showcase over 35 stalls.

Nottingham Contemporary are well established for our successful fairs, attracting visitors from Nottingham and beyond. This festive fair is one of our biggest events of the year with visitors returning year on year. The Craft Fair will showcase a fantastic range of different specialisms including textiles, print, jewellery, ceramics, homeware, stationery and more. We attract a wide variety of talented makers from the East Midlands as well as many brilliant designers from across the country.

Application requirements:

We are looking for independent designers, makers and small businesses across a broad selection of disciplines with a focus on quality and original design.

Applications will be carefully selected on the quality of their submission. We aim to bring a variety of fields, price points and makers to our audiences. Due to the amount of applications we receive, we are unable to accept all applications. We do hold a reserve list if spaces become available.

Stall costs £190 (inclusive of all three days)

Included in the costs:

- Trestle table approx 182x68cm, white tablecloth and two chairs (optional)

- Marketing via social media to our reach of 127k (with individual posts for each maker with their work advertised)

- Paid social media advertising

- Printed flyers (+5000) and posters distributed around Nottingham

-Hand to hand flyering distribution during the weekend of the event

-Craft Fair Launch Party on Fri 1st of Dec (a preview evening with a DJ or live music + free drinks to the first 100 visitors)

- Mail outs to our wide audience and details across our website

-Other marketing outreach (our fairs have previously been advertised in the Leftlion / on local radio)

- Our galleries will also be open and are a popular attraction in Nottingham

-10% discount in our shop and the café, Blend at Contemporary

-Team to assist set up / take down

- Walls, (if you have selected one, at an extra cost) which you can screw, pin, nail and stick directly onto

To Apply:

To apply please download and fill out the application form and send it across, with 5 high-res images, including one of a previous stall set up to

Application deadline- Midnight Monday 9th October 2023

All applicants will be informed of the outcome for their application the following week.

For any questions about Craft Fair Contemporary please contact Emma at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to view the terms and conditions

Click here to download a PDF application form

Click here to download a word doc application form

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