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Call for Artists, Makers and Vintage Traders

A call out inviting applications from artists, makers, designers and vintage traders who are interested in taking a space at this year’s Handmade + Vintage Festive Market in Lancaster.

The Handmade + Vintage Festive Market takes place at The Storey in the heart of Lancaster each year.

The event has become an important part of Lancashire’s festive and creative calendar attracting approximately 1000 visitors who are keen to find a special handmade or unique gift.

Now in it’s 6th year, the Handmade + Vintage Festive Market is a curated event, selecting makers and traders based on the quality and uniqueness of their products, ensuring a broad range of beautiful, high quality gifts and goodies are available to our visitors.

This event is a place where members of the public can purchase objects they could never find on the high street. Visitors pay a nominal entrance fee, which means they are serious about buying before they come through the door.

The event is widely promoted and featured prominently in regional and local press and is seen by many as a traditional part of their Christmas shopping experience.

Each space costs £55* and includes hire of one table and chair, early access for set up from 5pm – 8pm on Friday 20 Nov and from 8am – 11am on the day of the event. Doors open to the public from 11am – 5pm.

Deadline: Friday 21 August 2015 at 5pm

The selection committee will meet the following week and will inform you if your application has been successful by 5pm on 28 August 2015.

* This fee is payable if your application is successful. It includes an none refundable £15 administration fee.


You can apply online by following the link below. Please ensure you upload images in the correct format (jpg or pdf) and don’t exceed the file size (5MB) otherwise the form will not submit.


Complete the attached application form (below) and send along with 5 images of your work (files not exceeding 5MB) to Suzy Jones at


If you prefer good old Royal Mail, lease print, fill in and post the attached application form )below) to:
Kit Abramson
13 North Rd,

Please include 5 good images of your work. We can not return any images sent in the mail. Please mark your envelope with FESTIVE MARKET APPLICATION.

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