Dates for the next event are still to be decided. With lockdown over, galleries opening and actual markets starting back up it is unclear how much call there is for these online craft fairs anymore. If there is enough interest another Quarantine Craft Fair may be held late Summer/early Spring and/or on the run-up to Christmas.
If you would like these events to continue, either as a customer or a maker hoping to take part, please get in touch with your thoughts.
About Quarantine Craft Fair:
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.
Want to take part?
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 – between 12 and 15 participants will be selected for each event.
If you are selected you will be asked to pay a £20 fee most of which will be put towards advertisement.
Participants will be able to include between roughly 12 and 30 items depending on the type of work and how they chose to present it.
The majority of work included should be under £200 but you may include 1 or 2 statement items that exceed this.
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.
You don’t need to have an online shop to partake, you can sell directly to the customers – they will be asked to message you to purchase – it is highly recommend that you use reliable payment methods such as PayPal invoicing so that the customers feel safe in making purchases.
How to Apply:
Email the following to email@example.com:
– Your Name and/or business name.
– Your Instagram handle.
– Your website address or online shop (if you have one).
– A short description of the work you would be selling including a price range.
– 3 to 4 images representative of your work.
If you have any queries please email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org