Artistry Christmas Market - Leeds City Museum 2019

Deadline: 31/10/2019  |  Published: 13/05/2019  |  Venue: Leeds City Museum  |  City: Leeds  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Natasha Harris

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Designers & makers are invited to submit applications to participate in Artistry Christmas Market 2019. Applications closing soon.

Taking place for the second year in the prestigious setting of Brodrick Hall at Leeds City Museum, we will celebrate talented artisans across Yorkshire with weekend markets in November and December.

Submissions will be carefully curated ensuring we have a good mix of traditional and contemporary art from both new emerging and established artisans.

Market dates:

November 23 & 24

December 14 & 15


£100 for each weekend

Please read the FAQs thoroughly before making a submission.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
We would like to hear from artists and makers from all disciplines; glass, print, silver-smithing, textiles, ceramics and woodturning etc. We are looking for makers who use traditional and contemporary processes.
When is the deadline?
We aim to process submissions weekly in-house and may bring the deadline forward once we reach capacity. Applicants should make their submissions early to avoid disappointment.
What are we looking for within your submissions?
The submission form is very important. The answers you provide and the photographs you submit will play a major role in whether you are selected to participate as they will go on to be used to market and promote the event online and within our printed advertising material.

If you took part last year please make sure that the photos you submit and answers you write are new.
How many photographs of my work am I required to submit?
Please submit no less than 6 photographs - (8 - 10) if this is a joint application.

Your submitted photographs should consist of;
Your stall/stand set up at an event.
You in the process of making.
High resolution photos of your work preferably on a white background.

Additional photos should be a good reflection of your work.
How much does it cost?
This year we will be hosting two weekend Christmas Markets:
Part 1 - November 23 & 24 = £100.
Part 2 - December 14 & 15 = £100.
What is the selection criteria?
a) Artists and makers must make all of the pieces they intend to sell on their stall.
b) Stall displays must be visually appealing and have depth and height.
c) We don't accept novelty, copyrighted, toilet humour or profanity wares/items.
d) Artists and makers must have a valid PPL insurance policy to take part - you will be asked to forward a copy.
e) Makers who produce soaps, candles and items specifically intended for children must make sure they are creating products/wares that are compliant with current legislation and guidelines.
What happens if my submission is successful?
You will be asked to make payment within 3-5 working days of acceptance.

Payments will not be chased. If we don't receive payment we will assume that you no longer require a stall and offer it to another maker.
What happens if I have made payment but can not attend the market - can I have a refund?
No. You can sell your pitch on to another maker if you tell us in advance and we approve of their work.
But we will not offer refunds of any amount upon your cancellation. Once you cancel - we will re-advertise your trading pitch.
Do I need to be present at the market?
Where is the venue?
Leeds City Museum, Brodrick Hall, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH
Am I expected to help promote the market?
Yes. All makers are expected to add the event to their websites and social media. Please remember to follow us, like us, share posts, tweet and engage in conversation to help create a buzz in the run upto the event.

If there are other ways that you can help do let us know how on the submissions form - this could be flyering, taking over on twitter or facebook etc
Can I park on site?
No. You can unload and upload your items on site, but you will need to find parking elsewhere for the day.

We suggest that you get dropped off and picked up.

You can park for free at Joseph's Well.
What time should I arrive and where can I park?
A last minute details document will be sent to all stallholders the week the market takes place - this will include your arrival time.
What is the trading time of the market?
Trading time each day : 11am - 3.30/4pm (TBC)
What is an 'Early Bird Offer'?
We try to entice visitors to the market early - so we ask that makers come up with an offer for the first hour (between 11am-12noon). This could be 10% off all wares, buy one get the second half price etc be imaginative.
How do I pay?
Payment via bank transfer:

Only once you have been accepted as a trader should you go ahead and make payment.
When completing the transfer please include your name in the transfer reference.
It is important that you message us to let us know you have made payment.

Account Name: OOBBAA
Sort Code: 30-98-93
Account Number: 02620621
Bank: Lloyds Bank

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