Call for entry: Summer Craft Fair Contemporary 2024

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The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

Preview Evening Fri 7 Jun 5pm-8pm

Sat 8 Jun 10am-5pm

Sun 9 Jun 11am-4pm

Application Deadline: 11:59pm Tue 9 April

We are thrilled to be returning with our Summer Craft Fair at Nottingham Contemporary, taking place across the 8th & 9th June, with a Preview Evening on Fri 7th June. 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. 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.

Stalls cost £170 (inclusive of the 3 days)

Included in the cost:

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

- Marketing via social media to our reach of 129k (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 7th Jun (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

- Team to assist set up / take down

- Free tea and coffee throughout the weekend

- 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 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- 11:59pm Tue 9th April

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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