Sparkle Festive Fair 2024

Deadline: 30/08/2024

City: Teddington  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Abigail Thomas

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Sparkle Festive Fair is an annual event in the Landmark calendar and creates a seasonal shopping experience with a wonderful array of handmade products from craftspeople, artists and small independent businesses.

Sparkle Festive Fair 2024

15-17 November

Sparkle Festive Fair is an annual event in the Landmark calendar that creates a seasonal shopping experience with a wonderful array of handmade products from craftspeople, artists, and small independent businesses.

Criteria/Eligibility

Sparkle Festive Fair is open to individual artists and makers that make high-quality art, craft and design items, including ceramics, jewellery, textiles, homewares, illustration, prints, paintings, candles, soaps, and other gift items that are not mass-produced. We also accept applications from independent food & drink vendors who produce consumables as gifts, e.g. Jars of chutney, chocolates, gift-wrapped biscuits, small-batch spirits, liqueurs, local craft beers, etc.…

Applicants must fill out the application form having selected which type/size stand they’d prefer to exhibit in (based on the stand plan). No galleries or agents accepted. You must be based in the UK to apply. You do not have to be local to the Landmark to apply. If in doubt, please contact us before applying.

Stand Plan & Prices

Please download the current stand plan & prices here:  https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Stand-Plan-Master-Sparkle-24.pdf

Fair Publicity

• A printed colour catalogue including your details (inclusion in this is optional) and a map of the building will be available on the door to visitors.

• A digital version of the catalogue will be emailed to our digital database and it will also be included on the Landmark website and sent to you. A digital invite emailed to you and to our digital database and available to download from our website.

• The fair will be featured in the Landmark’s seasonal events leaflet with 20,000 copies produced and distributed via direct mail, other venues etc. This listing will also appear in the What’s On section of our website and be publicised via email to the Landmark’s significant list of subscribers (13k).

• 20,000 flyers distributed around greater London with specific reference to target markets, galleries etc., and door-to-door delivery within the local area.

• AA Road signs.

• Advertisements or editorials in local magazines and newspapers.

• Advertisements in a range of creative magazines and periodicals.

• Posters, banners & flyers in the local vicinity.

• Online advertising/listings with known London and local services such as A-N, TimeOut, ArtRabbit, Arts News (Arts Council), Galleries, news outlets etc...

• A significant social media presence, including Facebook & Instagram.

You, as an exhibitor, are also expected to publicise the event as much as possible. We provide you with both physical and digital flyers and posters; plus, a variety of social media imagery to use in your own marketing and publicity.

Application Procedure

  • Please refer to the stand plan PDF to select your preferred position within the fair. Then fill out the application form, having read all the terms and conditions below. If you are selected, you will be informed shortly after the submission deadline; you will then be sent an invoice. Please don’t send any payment before you have been allocated a stand. 

  • Please itemise all types of products on the application form. For example, if your main discipline is ceramics, then I need to know if you are going to be selling cards and/or jewellery as well. You will only be able to exhibit & sell items listed on your application form, so please be thorough.

  • The Landmark will start to allocate stands to successful applicants by the middle of July; so, the sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of getting the stand you want. The online application form will remain open until the deadline marked on the form or until we’re fully booked – whichever comes first.  

  • All successful applicants will receive information and advice, plus digital versions of posters, flyers, opening night invites and social media assets. We are always happy to supply exhibitors with physical flyers too and printed posters on request until they run out, for which you will need to arrange collection or ask for them to be posted to you.

  • You will also receive an 'on the door' pack when you arrive to set up your stand, which will include exhibitor badges, a free wine ticket, and information about catering, sales, tickets and further instructions. Your stand will be labelled with its number and the name you nominate in advance.

  • Please ensure you have read all of the Terms & Conditions before filling out the application form 

Cancellations Policy

Following receipt of your payment after allocation of stands:

• 8 weeks or more before set-up day – full refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• 4-8 weeks before set-up day – 75% refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• 4 weeks or less before set-up day – 50% refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• If your stand cannot be re-sold you will not receive a refund.

We very much look forward to receiving your submission. Please don’t hesitate to contact Abigail should you require further information or have any questions.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Sparkle Festive Fair is open to individual artists and makers that make high quality art, craft and design items; including ceramics, jewellery, textiles, homewares, illustration, prints, paintings, candles, soaps, and other gift items that are not mass-produced, or made by anyone other than yourselves.
We also accept applications from independent food & drink vendors who produce consumables as gifts, eg. Jars of chutney, chocolates, gift wrapped biscuits, small batch spirits, liqueurs, local craft beers, etc..
No galleries or agents accepted. You must be based in the UK to apply. You do not have to be local to the Landmark to apply. If in doubt, please contact us before applying.
When is the deadline?
The Landmark will start to allocate stands to successful applicants from the middle of July; so, the sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of getting the stand you want.
How much does it cost?
Please refer to the Stand Plan & Price List for costs of the stands; they vary. You can download the Stand Plan PDF here: https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Stand-Plan-Master-Sparkle-24.pdf
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, all areas of the fair are accessible. If you have any access needs please make those known to us in your application form.
Do I need to be present?
Yes. Stands should not be left unattended.
Do you accept jewellers?
Yes we do, however as with most fairs of this nature we always have more applications than we can fit in. If you are not successful one year, please do apply again another year as we may be able to fit you in another time.
Is there a Cafe on-site?
Snacks, drinks, and a licensed bar are available for the opening afternoon/evening. Saturday and Sunday: the café will be open selling a range of lunches, soup, cakes, cold drinks, tea and coffee.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations Policy
Following receipt of your payment after allocation of stands:
• 8 weeks or more before set-up day – full refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• 4-8 weeks before set-up day – 75% refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• 4 weeks or less before set-up day – 50% refund, if stand can be re-sold, less 10% admin charge.
• If your stand cannot be re-sold you will not receive a refund.
What are the opening hours of the fair?
Sparkle Festive Fair 2024: 15-17 November
Friday – 9.00am – 15.30pm– Exhibitors arrival and set up
Friday - 16.00pm – 20.30pm – Open to the public
Saturday & Sunday– 10.00am – 17.00pm – Open to the public
Sunday – 17.00pm – 19.00pm – Exhibitors take down
What comes with my stand?
Each stand will be individually lit with a minimum of 1 x LED exhibition light (depending on size of stand). Your stand will come with a chair, and with a number of grey polyweave board (walls) – for the dimensions and number of boards see the stand plan for the stand you have chosen/been allocated. Other furniture is not provided.

Tables & extra power sockets are available on request and for a nominal cost; but must be booked in advance.
What are the Terms & Conditions?
See Terms & Conditions PDF, which you can download here: https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Terms-and-Conditions-Sparkle-2024.pdf

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