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Become a Maker

Are you ready to become a part of our creative community? We extend a warm invitation for you to apply to be one of our esteemed artisans at our upcoming market.

2024 MARKETS

Markets typically run Saturday + Sunday, 11am-5pm

California Market Center

Los Angeles

October 12 + 13 | Fall Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville

October 19 + 20 | Fall Market

Artifact Events

October 26 + 27 | Fall Market
November 23 + 24 | Holiday Market

Prime Convention Center

Jacksonville

November 16 + 17 | Holiday Market

POST Houston

November 9 + 10 | Holiday Market
December 14 + 15 | Holiday Market

Palmer Events Center

December 7 + 8 | Holiday Market

Outdoor: Jungle Plaza

October 26 + 27 | Fall Market

Brooklyn

New venue and dates ahead!

FAQs

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What qualifies as a maker?

Our curated markets showcase exclusive items by Makers specializing in diverse categories like home decor, fashion, art, design, and more. We aim to choose unique Makers with great potential for brand growth, seeking exposure and opportunities to advance at our markets.

We do not accept makers with:

  • Direct sales & multi-level marketing
  • Wholesale distributors & Franchises —This is in contrast to a curated boutique.
  • Resellers of items from Temu, Shein or other similar websites.
  • Products using licensed imagery and brands.
  • Weapons
  • Hateful and divisive messages
  • Drug paraphernalia/products and messaging that promote drugs
  • Curative promises including CBD oils or pain relievers

How are Makers selected?

Pre-selection
  • Applications that are filled out properly and respond to questions promptly.
  • Products are reviewed on quality, uniqueness, packaging and branding.
  • Booth displays should be an experience with a beautiful presentation of products. Please see our Pinterest board for ideas.
  • Website and social media accounts with great branding, following, growth, frequent postings and engagement.
How to be invited back:
  • Maker’s understanding and compliance of our policies
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • Promotional efforts online
  • General good vibes and attitude
  • Kindness with our team & fellow makers
Important notes:
  • We have a capped amount of makers per category to ensure the market maintains a standard of high-quality and variety.
  • Participation in past markets does not guarantee a spot for future markets as we do rotate makers.
  • We only accept makers into our markets who are based in the United States.
Do you accept only handmade jewelry?

Yes, we prioritize handmade jewelry!

In order to fully process each jewelry application, our team may request photos and videos behind the scenes of makers crafting their products in studio and showing our team their process. Please be prepared to send us your photos and videos (via email to info@marketsformakers.com) after you apply if you are notified.

How do I apply to the markets?

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Create an account and complete your profile with up-to-date photos & payment info.
  • Check out with one application at a time.
  • Market applications are $50 per market, charged upfront and are non-refundable.
  • Payment details for your booth will be stored in Authorize.net, our secure payment system.
  • You will be notified via email and text if you have been accepted to a market. You will have a 24 hour window to let us know if you can not make it. After that, booth fees and booth credit card processing fees (3.99% unless paying by eCheck) will be charged automatically on the card on file and are non-refundable.
  • You will not be charged for booth fees if you are not accepted into a market.

Application fees cover all administrative costs of our team’s time to individually process and consider each application thoroughly, but does not guarantee acceptance into the market.

REFUNDS AND CREDITS

Once a maker is accepted into a market, we do not issue any refunds or credits under any circumstances. This includes unforeseeable events including but not limited to pandemic outbreaks, new regulations prohibiting gatherings, Maker (or your staff) contracting COVID-19, government regulations, hurricanes or other weather related events.

In the case that you have to cancel or simply cannot attend please email info@marketsformakers.com as soon as possible. Day-of cancellations and no-shows without any communication can affect future acceptances.

Please watch the following video for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to apply: 

When will I hear back on my application?

ACCEPTANCES START:

October Markets –  Thursday August 1st

November Markets – Thursday August 8th

December Markets – Thursday August 15th

Acceptances are sent via email and text on Thursdays with payments charged on Fridays.

After acceptances begin, please give our team two weeks to review your application. Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis until the market is full. Categories will close as they fill up.

NOTE: You will receive a receipt for your application, if you don’t receive a receipt, please check your primary email address noted in your maker profile for typos.

We ALWAYS respond to every single application.

What are the logistics?

Each market has its own set of logistics. You will be sent a full folder of information and social media posts at least two weeks before a market and after you have paid for your booth. Space assignments are released by the Thursday before the market.

What should I bring to the market?

Makers will be provided a space and should plan on bringing their own tables, chairs and displays unless specifically noted on the application that rentals are available.

MIAMI:

Makers are required to use white tents or umbrellas in the Jungle Plaza in Miami unless otherwise coordinated with written approval Markets for Makers at least two weeks out from a market. There is no access to power in Miami, only battery operated silent generators will be allowed in Miami, we do not allow gas operated generators in our maker spaces in Miami.

Terms & Conditions

Before applying, makers must read through, understand and sign their application to show they agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Your signature on our application acknowledging these terms are required for participation so please help us by being on the same page with our straightforward policies!

What if I’m not accepted into the market?

While we wish we could accept every maker into our markets, what makes our markets unique is that we are a juried market that will rotate makers as often as possible and we are looking for a specific type of aesthetic and products that we know sell well in our markets.

If you have not been accepted into our market, this could be for many reasons. One of which could be that you are in a very competitive category with limited spaces. As we grow, we receive more and more applications for each category, especially jewelry.

Another reason could be that we have seen a type of product not sell well in our markets and we ultimately want you to be successful and know there will be other markets that are a better fit. You also may have a product that is not allowed in our markets like CBD, weapons, etc. Products using licensed imagery and brands. (Products with other brand’s logos or insignias, movies, tv shows, universities, etc.) Fan art is acceptable, but a clear modification of various logos and characters is not normally accepted.

The last reason is that a Maker is lacking in one of the areas that we evaluate makers. Please see “How are makers evaluated and selected?”

If you have been in one of our past markets please note that our team rotates makers and has been reducing the amount of makers in each category so that each maker in the market has the best chance of good sales. We also work to rotate in new makers and past acceptance does not guarantee future acceptance. Please note the above selection criteria as well.

If you have never been accepted to our markets: While we would like to encourage you to apply again to our markets, we request that you only apply if you have made changes to your products or your online presence to align with our above description, and also grow your following and business.  If you have made changes and have not been accepted after a second attempt, this could mean that it may not be the right fit, and our team wishes you and your company continued success but we do not encourage you to continue to apply.

A hub of innovation and craftsmanship.

The heart of our story

Our makers are the heart of our story, and we’re dedicated to providing them with a place to showcase their unique creations. We offer unwavering support and connections in a collaborative environment, believing that by nurturing our makers, we’re enriching both local economies and communities.

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MAKER

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“Markets for Makers is consistently one of my best performing shows”

“Markets for Makers is consistently one of my best performing shows and is a key market that allows me to continue being a full-time maker! The staff is supportive, the customers are loyal, and the other vendors elevate the quality of the show. 10/10”

-CASTOE POTS

MAKER

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“Markets for Makers provides extremely professional and well-organized events”

“Markets for Makers provides extremely professional and well-organized events that ensure the makers are up-to-date on any and all information well before the market date. This and the fantastic advertising leading up to the event made for an incredible turn-out and a very successful market. It’s a pleasure working with them!”

-BREWT'S

MAKER

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“Markets for Makers has created a culture and atmosphere where everyone is welcome”

“From the vendors to attendees to the staff, Markets for Makers has created a culture and atmosphere where everyone is welcome, and truly loves being there! As an accessible company, we loved their marketing showing adaptive market attendees and we were so excited to be there as an adaptive company. They blew us away with their accommodations and level of expertise on the event! If you have not been a vendor or attended as a customer, I am not sure what you are waiting for! Run to Market for Makers, you will not be disappointed!”

-FUELED BY AF

MAKER

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“We have taken part in the Markets for Makers Chicago event a number of times now and have always enjoyed every event”

“We have taken part in the Markets for Makers Chicago event a number of times now and have always enjoyed every event. Our sales have been wonderful, we’ve connected with customers that continue to purchase our product even after the event, and the event staff are great to work with. We also recommended other small business brands to take part in the Markets for Makers event.”

-CAROLYN'S KRISPS

MAKER

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“Just can’t get enough of Markets for Makers!”

“Just can’t get enough of Markets for Makers! 🙌 I have been a vendor for events like Renegade, Chicago Artisan Market, and One of a Kind Show, this one takes the cake 🎂 Making bank 💰 and surrounded by amazing people at the markets 🤩 This event has captured my heart ❤️. I can’t wait to do it all over again!”

-DAISY MOON BY HILLERLAND

MAKER

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“Markets for Makers never fails!”

“Markets for Makers never fails! The show is always so well put together, and the communication from the team is awesome. I’ve done my fair share of markets, and MFM is definitely the best. It’s clear that they care about the makers just as much as the people that come to shop. Communication is awesome, logistics are clearly written out, and the marketing they do is out of this world. I never worry about having a so-so weekend with Markets for Makers, they’re so precise with their marketing + choosing vendors that they know the crowd will like! 10 out of 10, I’ll apply to every single one I can!”

-HOMEBODY CANDLE CO.

MAKER

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“Markets for Makers is truly the best event that we participate in BY FAR!”

“Markets for Makers is truly the best event that we participate in BY FAR! They are so focused on helping their vendors be successful, whether it’s through the incredible marketing for the events, the organized communication, or just making sure we have what we need throughout the day. It has been such a game changer for my business! Every market I have the opportunity to participate in just gets better and better, and it’s been great to connect with customers who wouldn’t find me otherwise. Thank you so much for letting me be part of it!”

-HELLO MALO JEWELRY

MAKER

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“Markets for Makers is hands down the best market out there.”

“Markets for Makers is hands down the best market out there. It is changing my small business and I cannot thank everyone on the team enough for giving us this opportunity for growth. The entire staff is absolutely amazing and they’re the best the whole weekend!!! We look forward to more markets with you all!”

-LOVELY LUXE BOUTIQUE

MAKER

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“The staff was super friendly and so were all of the nearby vendors.”

“After working just one of the Markets for Makers events, I could tell this event was carefully curated, well-staffed, and a perfect selection of vendors. The communication was clear and consistent every step of the way from the application process, to loading in and out after the market. The staff was super friendly and so were all of the nearby vendors. I can already tell you I intend to apply for every upcoming market and would encourage other vendors as well. Big thank you to everyone at Markets for Makers for putting together such a wonderful event!”

-SENTIENT SELF

MAKER

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“I look forward to participating in future events organized by Markets for Makers!”

“I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Markets for Makers event in Houston, and I must say it was an incredibly positive experience. From start to finish, the communication and organization from the event organizers was exceptional. The event drew a large and diverse crowd, creating an ideal platform for showcasing my products to a wide range of potential customers. I was thrilled with the number of sales I made during the event, which exceeded my expectations. Overall, my experience at Markets for Makers in Houston was nothing short of outstanding. I look forward to participating in future events organized by Markets for Makers!”

-AROMATIC PERFUME OILS

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Our goal is to transform gatherings into captivating occasions that resonate with a diverse audience, enriching our community’s reach.

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Instagram Followers

75k+

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Text Subscribers

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