HOW CAN I APPLY?
Check the Vendor Page for an application form and submit.
IS TABLE SHARING ALLOWED?
Yes. Table sharing is allowed however both or all parties must be juried separately. Once you are accepted you may request to share a table.
Food vendors must have a permit for selling edibles on site. All food must be packaged according to health code specifications.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR A SHOW?
You will be required to bring your own display, table, chair, table cloth, lighting, cash box and float, signage etc.
Tables may be purchased for an addition fee of $10, (chairs are free but you have to tell us ahead of time). Requests must be made on the application no later then 4 weeks before the show.
You are required to cover your table to the floor.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Booth fees are $280 for a 6.5 /5 ft space. 12/5 ft spaces cost $450. End Spaces are 10/5ft (open on 3 sides) and cost $335, note that limited end spaces are available. Booth prices do not include applicable taxes.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I GET?
Each space will fit a 6 ft table plus a bit of a buffer between you and your neighbor. Each space is approximately 5 ft deep. Space is tight at the Davinci centre so get to know your neighbours and/or plan to be in front of your booth.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ACCEPTED/ NOT ACCEPTED?
Accepted vendors will be notified within 2 weeks of application deadline. Vendors who are not accepted will not be notified. You will be put on an automatic waiting list and be notified as soon as a space is available (within your category)
If you are not accepted, don't fret we may have just run out of space, please apply again for future shows that may be bigger.
Both fees are non-refundable.
Some of our shows are lucky enough to have swag bags for customers. Each vendor is required to participate and send 25 small pieces to the show organizer 4 weeks prior to the show date. Each piece may include a sample of your merchandise and a coupon, or business card. Be creative! this is a fantastic way for free advertising.
Swag Bags are mandatory contributions for Craft Cartel.
Our organization concentrates the majority of our budget to a fantastic marketing campaign. We target social media like facebook, twitter, instagram, our blog and blogs of other artist communities. Our print campaign consists of newspaper ads, postering, postcard distribution all over Vancouver island as well as tv interviews and even a few busses.
Each vendor will be sent a stack of marketing material to distribute personally to their contacts and to display at shows prior to the market.
It is encouraged that each vendor join the facebook event page and send out personal invites to their networks.
We all have a role to play to get the numbers down to the show. 100 peoples networks are better then 4, so lets campaign to make the shows huge.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?
$4 at the door
OR $8 with a reusable canvas tote bag
Note at Craft Cartel the first 50 people through the door each day will receive a swag bag full of goodies provided by the vendors for the regular door cost of $4
Kids under 12 get in free
All of our venues are equipped with wheelchair access.
Craft Cartel will have free parking available in the community centre lot. There are 3 accessibility parking spots located near the ramp towards the rear door.
Roost is an open air market held on Gabriola Island at Black Bird Studios the third Sunday in August every year.
There is room for free camping nearby for vendors. Located across from Whalebone Beach in the heart of tourist season.
Booth fees are $50 for a 8/6ft space.