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Makers' Market Open Call - National Festival of Making, Hopeful and Glorious


Makers' Market at the National Festival of Making 6th & 7th June 2020

We are delighted to be curating the Makers' Market at the National Festival of Making for the fourth year. This awarding winning festival offers a vibrant mix of making experiences and attracts crowds of over 40,000 across the festival weekend. The venue for the makers' market will be King George's Hall, Blackburn which will be filled with a vibrant mix of arts, craft, and design.

The information and application form for this year's Makers' Market have just gone live on our website and makers can apply online. Stall prices start at £80 for the full weekend. We would encourage interested makers to apply early as stalls are in high demand.

In addition to the opportunity to have a stall at the Makers' Market we are also inviting makers to apply to do a 10 minute demonstration to share their passion for their work with the visiting public. There will be a designated demo area and makers will have the opportunity to benefit from an increased profile.

As ever our aim is to curate a stunning showcase of the best of Northern creativity with fantastic artists, designers and makers from across the region. Each artist will bring their own unique style of art, design, jewellery, photography and craft. This year's Makers' Market will feature 50+ stalls.

Applications can be made through the online form on of our website where you can also find more details. Please have a look at all the information, terms and conditions before making an application and if you have any questions or difficulties in accessing the form please email us at

All applications will be acknowledged within 28 days of receiving the application.

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