Inspired by a need to help artists and makers like herself during the Covid-19 lockdown, Hannah Duncan created the Quarantine Craft Fair – an online craft fair held on Instagram – @quarantinecraftfair.
The idea is for the Quarantine Craft Fair to work as similar as possible to an physical craft fair. Visitors are able to ‘meet’ the artists through ‘Meet the Maker’ posts, process videos and commenting – allowing customers to chat with them, find out about the designing and making processes and gain an insight into how the work is made. Best of all, all the work showcased is available to buy directly from the artists from the safety of your own homes.
The next Quarantine Craft Fair will be held Friday 28th – Saturday 29th August.
Please Note: There will be no September event but the Quarantine Craft Fair will be back in October (dates TBD).
If you are interested in taking part in a Quarantine Craft Fair event – currently happing once a month – you can apply by emailing 3 images representative of the work you would be selling plus a short description of your work, your website and your Instagram account to firstname.lastname@example.org
All artists, makers and designers living in the UK or Ireland are welcome to apply.
There will be a selection process to ensure quality and a balanced range of artwork and products.
The majority of work included should be under £200.
If you are selected you will be asked to pay a £15 fee most of which will be put towards advertisement.
Each participant will handle their own sales, just like in an actual craft fair – therefore, you will need to be available to answer comments and respond to messages for the majority of the event.
Deadline to apply for the August event: Friday 7th August