2018 Market Application


Show Dates are Nov 7-11, 2018 

Vancouver Convention Centre West


Circle Craft welcomes your online application to its 46th Annual Show.  We continue to seek new talented artisans to participate in this long-standing local Vancouver tradition.

We produce a colourful event with wide public appeal.  The show is exciting and well attended.  We are committed to making the shopping experience as interesting and as enjoyable as possible. We host an exhibitor involved fashion show, live craft demonstrations and a number of enjoyable spaces for exhibitors and customers throughout the show.  Entertainment involving local musicians, choirs, dance performers and fun activities help to provide an interactive and entertaining shopping experience for all. As always, special emphasis will be placed on booth displays.

Circle Craft is pleased to support its seventh year with the inclusion of an open area for NEW exhibitors. This area is available to first-time exhibitors only at a cost of $75.00 per square foot for the duration of our five-day show. We will supply carpeted aisles, overhead lighting and storage space for extra stock. You supply your lights, shelving units, and product. The minimum size offered is nine square feet ($675.00). This initiative will allow artisans to test the Vancouver market without the financial commitment of a full booth. The area will be designed for easy movement so customers can view each display.

We are also offering for our first time a travel scholarship to many applicants interested in participating from afar.  Please indicate in your application that this is of interest to you and the jury will be sure to consider you amongst other traveling artists.

The numbers of exhibitors will be restricted in the various craft categories and the overall size of the show will be limited in order to ensure participants every chance of financial success.  As Western Canada’s largest show, our show is known across Canada.  We invest heavily in promotions throughout our newspaper campaign, radio, television, publicists, website, promotional flyers/posters and social media.  We work diligently to market the Show, attracting both new and repeat customers.


Acceptance Criteria

Please review our acceptance criteria to see if you qualify; then collect your support material and complete the online application form with your additional information.  

• You must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work (original art or craft made in North America)

• Your product, booth design and application package will be juried for quality, uniqueness, saleability and overall balance of craft categories in the Show

• Reproduction aids such as moulds used in jewellery or ceramics must be created by the applying artisan

• All prints must be numbered and hand pulled.  Photomechanical reproductions such a gicleé and offset prints are not accepted in the category of visual arts (painting)

• Declaration of Authenticity; all applicants must submit a short (one-page minimum) explanation of the process and their involvement in the production of crafts that are to be exhibited


Application Checklist

Your online application will ask for the following information

 Application Form – Name, address, and social media details. 

 Photos – please submit at least 10 photos of the work you would like to sell at the Show. 

 Booth Design – please submit a detailed diagram of your proposed booth display.  

 Biography – tell us about yourself; where you’re from, your education, and places where you have shown and sold your work, etc.

 Declaration of Authenticity – please submit a short (1 page max.) explanation of the process and your involvement in producing the crafts that are to be exhibited

 Studio/Workplace – please include 1 photo of where you make your products (i.e. workstation, studio, etc.)

 Samples – if you make soap or edible crafts, no more than six samples must be provided.  These samples will not be returned


Pricing for Exhibit Space (Food and Grapes & Grains are priced seperatly) 

5’ x 10’    -    $1,700.00

5’ x 15’    -    $2,550.00

10’ x 10’  -    $2,300.00

10’ x 15’  -    $3,450.00

* booths include power

New Exhibitor Open Area - $75/sq.ft.

(min. 9 sqft = $675, i.e. 3’x4’=$900, 4’x4’=$1200, etc.) booths include overhead lighting, power will be available for an additional charge. 

Corners are an additional $300-$400 extra and may be requested but will be allocated at our discretion.

All fees are subject to 5% GST, our GST registration number is R123081663.

All Booths will be draped and supplied with a minimum of 750 watts of power per single booth.  Aisles will be carpeted.  Exhibitors are responsible for ordering/supplying lights, floor covering and signage.  Detailed information regarding set-up is sent to each accepted Exhibitor in September.

Once You Have Applied

The initial selection for the 2018 Circle Craft Christmas Market will begin following our February deadline and will continue until the show fills.  All applications are considered and reviewed, even those received after the deadline.  You will receive a letter of your acceptance along with a contract and payment schedule.  The deposits of successful applicants will be applied to booth fees.  The initial payment of $300 is required with the return of the exhibitor's signed contract.  If you are accepted and choose not to participate, your deposit will be forfeited.