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Vacancies & Opportunities

Open call for artists & makers – new Makers Market, Blackburn

Monthly Makers Market in Blackburn – Summer 2015

Hopeful & Glorious is working with Blackburn Business Improvement District to introduce an outdoor monthly makers market as part of a new Town Hall Street Fair in Blackburn. We are helping set up an exciting makers event for the town and will be involved from June –September 2015. Alongside the Fair will be street entertainment and other activities.

As with all our fairs, the makers will be selected to retain a high standard and variety.
The intention is to start with a small number of stalls and grow this organically as a sustainable model. The stalls will be located along the street in a series of covered stalls. Each artist will have their own stall with counter area of approx 10ft.

Who can apply

We accept applications from makers of all types of art and craft and from all over the north. We will consider makers, designers, artists, print-makers and photographers who meet our standards of selection. All work should be made or designed by you.

While the event is growing the stalls fees will be low, just £25.00 for a covered stall for one market or £40.00 if you are applying for two consecutive markets.
The dates of the monthly makers markets are:
•    Saturday 20th June 10-4pm
•    Saturday 18th July 10-4pm
•    Saturday 15th August 10-4pm
•    Saturday 12th September 10-4pm

Details of the application process and information on each opportunity are given below. Artists may apply for stands at one or more of the markets –there is a fee reduction for artists applying for more than one of the Blackburn Makers Markets.
Hopeful & Glorious will start shortlisting artists for these events will start immediately June so we advise interested artists to apply as soon as possible.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a covered stall please see our website for information and online application or email to request an application pack