Show Dates are Nov 11-15, 2020
Circle Craft welcomes your online application to its 48th 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 live craft demonstrations and a number of enjoyable spaces for exhibitors and customers throughout the show. Entertainment involving local musicians and performers 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 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 and storage space for extra stock. You supply your display units and product. The minimum size offered is nine square feet ($675.00 + GST). This initiative allows artisans to test the Vancouver market without the financial commitment of a full booth. The area is designed for easy movement so customers can view each display from all sides.
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 the country. 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.
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 (300 words max) explanation of the process and their involvement in the production of crafts that are to be exhibited
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 (300 words 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
New Exhibitor Open Area – $75/sq.ft – min. 9 sq.ft. = $675
Standard booth prices are listed in the below applications.
All base fees are subject to 5% GST. Our GST registration number is R123081663.
All standard-size booths will be supplied with a minimum of 750 watts of power per single booth. Aisles will be carpeted, and booths will be pipe-and-draped. Exhibitors are responsible for ordering/supplying lights, floor covering and signage.
Please note: *Budding Artist booths are NOT pipe & draped! These are kiosk-type stands in an open area, where displays are accessible from all sides.* If you are unsure or would like clarification on what exhibiting in this section entails, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to provide photos and information.