The Hand-Made Village celebrates the long-standing history that arts and crafts share with folk music festivals.
Showcase your art to thousands of festivalgoers over the Festival weekend. We welcome artisans from all over who bring hand-crafted clothing, homewares, jewelry, kids toys and so much more. We love seeing folkies walking the festival with these beautiful hand-made creations!
Criteria and Selection:
We are thrilled to feature artisans from across Canada whose work is truly hand-made! As anyone who has attended the summer festival knows, we select participants for the overall originality, aesthetics and quality of their work.
We are looking for a professionally presented application with some of your best samples or photos so that we can select a balanced group of artisans for the festival. Items must be created by the person applying. We encourage you to send samples as this is the best way to showcase your work to the jury. Digital images don’t show the quality and artisanship that goes into each piece!
Fees and Services:
The fee to participate is $440.00 + 22.00 GST. Fee includes: one pass to the festival, one parking pass, inclusion in promotional materials, overnight storage, and a 10’ x 10’ booth space. Additional passes for artisans or assistants are available for purchase at a discounted rate. Booth spaces provided are partitioned within larger tents, and include a ceiling, three tent sides, and no floor. Electricity is not available. Materials for display and weatherproofing are your responsibility. Keep in mind that we are an outdoor event. Sale hours are 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday and 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Friday to Sunday.
Applications must be submitted by January 10 and include:
- Completed online application form.
- Samples of your work. Limit samples to ten (10) items. Samples will be available for pick up after the adjudication. Materials will be returned only if return postage is provided. The WFF assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to sample items.
- You may also submit photos of your work within the application below.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the jury in February. Successful applicants will be invoiced the $462.00 (incl. GST) fee to reserve their booth space.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 231-0096. We look forward to receiving your application.