At WROUGHT, we are proud to showcase the best local crafters, makers, artists, artisans, and creators.
We are looking for vendors in the Wellington region (or able to travel for our markets) who make their own stuff - the definition of 'make' being that they are the creative force behind the finished item, whether it be sewn, sculpted, 3D printed, CNC routed, drawn, welded, constructed, decoupaged, screen-printed, leadlighted, or otherwise manufactured.*
If you make things yourself, and you want to sell them at WROUGHT Makers' Market, we would love to hear from you!
*Caveat - we are not keen to include full-on imports which are mass-produced overseas, even if they were designed here. If you're unsure if your products are suitable, please get in touch.
What's in it for you
As well as your stall space, you will also receive promotion on our Facebook page. Several makers will be chosen for blog features and Instagram posts - so make sure that you send in your best photos and story! On the day, we will be there to help you settle in, offer breaks, and take your coffee orders. We have several zones for people to relax and hang out, and there will be activities and workshops running all day. We will also have buskers and performers for your entertainment.
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We will have a limited number of one-and-a-half-sized stalls (called "1.5" sized) at focal points in the space, such as the ends of the central blocks, which are reserved for makers who can demonstrate a craft onsite - weaving, spinning, leatherwork, macrame, yarn crafts, drawing, whittling, jewellery-making, etc. Our Showcase Makers will be featured on posters, blog and Social Media posts, and will receive their own permanent profile page on this website.
Wrought's workshop style is going to be make-and-take workshops at a table in the space next to your stall. A workshop stall will be the equivalent of a double stall, but will cost $50+20% of your gross takings for the workshop - one single stall space for sales, and one for the workshop, with 6-8 chairs and a table supplied. Please ensure that you bring a helper if your workshop will demand a lot of your attention.
For the October event, as it's our first, the workshop space will be free. For our December and January events, we are trialling a fee of 20% of your gross workshop takings to help cover costs - we feel that this is fairer than asking for a flat fee, as it allows for slow days. Please make sure that you plan for that in your course costs. To indicate that you would like to offer a workshop adjacent to your stall, please add the detail of the workshop in your application notes for that event.
What happens after I apply?
IMMEDIATELY You will receive an emailed copy of your application form as a confirmation of receipt. UPON ASSESSMENT You will receive an email to advise whether your application to be a WROUGHT exhibitor has been successful or not. We assess all applicants as WROUGHT stallholders, first and foremost, and then we fit them into each market. UPON ALLOCATION After applications close, you will receive a further email for each market date to advise if you have been allocated a space. Please check your promotions, spam, or junk mail folders if you haven't received the email within 10 business days of applications closing for that market date. UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS If you have been approved as a seller but not allocated a stall, and you have requested to remain on the mailing list, you will receive advance notification from us when we organise future events. You may also be contacted if a space opens up for the event (in the case of a cancellation).
OCTOBER Applications are CLOSED. DECEMBER Applications are CLOSED. JANUARY Applications close Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10pm.
What we're about
WROUGHT is a new breed of makers' market, featuring local crafters and makers, performers, workshops, demonstrations, activities, and amazing food. We're on the lookout for makers with something different to offer, particularly metalwork, upcycled sculpture, woodwork, laser cut and CNC, things that are a bit more industrial art than standard 'crafts'. We're looking for stallholders in the Wellington region (or able to travel for our markets) who make their own stuff - the definition of 'make' being that they are the creative force behind the finished item, whether it be sewn, sculpted, 3D printed, drawn, or otherwise manufactured.