Monday, March 23, 2009

Urban Craft Uprising

Deadline: April 10, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Urban Craft Uprising

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Seattle, WA
August 1 & 2, 2009

Urban Craft Uprising is a community of crafters, dedicated to growing the crafting community and showcasing the best indie crafts out there. Our annual show (now in its fourth year) is renowned for drawing the most creative, unique, and cream-of-the-crop crafters from around the region-and even some vendors from as far away as Boston and Toronto! The uprising is truly a unique showcase for rising indie craft stars, and a venue for holiday shoppers to marvel over one-of-a-kind, avant-garde creations, and at no charge to the public.

UCU Frequently Asked Questions (truncated)

  • What do you mean when you say UCU is a juried show? How do you pick who gets in?
    Part of what makes Urban Craft Uprising a successful show is the careful selection of vendors we think will create the best balanced and quality show. With previous attendee surveys in hand, we sit down as a team and make decisions based on originality, aesthetic, marketability, general appeal, price range, etc. We also consider the variety of the show overall, making sure that we don't have too many similar items or vendors. Take a look at our vendor list and our flickr pool to get a sense of the show.

  • Aside from a booth space, what perks do I receive by being a vendor with UCU?
    UCU vendors gain exposure to thousands of potential fans and shoppers. The UCU vendor will have their business name and website listed on the UCU "Vendor Links" page for almost a full year, as well as inclusion of their business name and booth location in the UCU show program which will be handed out at the show. Nearly 8,000 attendees attended our last Winter show, in December of 2008. The Winter show program was available in nearly 100,000 copies of that week's The Stranger weekly. We got nearly 1.4 million hits and over 42,000 unique website visitors in 2008, and our monthly newsletter boasts 1,800+ subscribers.

  • Do you need to see photos of my work?
    Yes. In addition to your application, you need to submit 5 photos in jpg format (no larger than 1024x768 pixels).

  • Can I apply to share a booth with a friend?
    Sure, but you each need to fill out the application separately, and will be juried separately. If both of you are accepted, we'll make split booth payment arrangements with you. If one of you gets in, but the other doesn't, we will offer you a space of your own, or try and match you up with another shared booth partner.

  • What are the fees and costs involved in the show?
    We've kept booth fees the same as last year's Winter show. For the first time this year, we are asking for a non-refundable $10 application fee. In the past, we have required full booth payment up-front, which was a hardship for some vendors. This fee allows us to limit collection of full booth fees solely to vendors accepted to the show.

  • Booth Sizes and Prices
    Booths are available in two sizes: 10'x10' -- $275; 10'x5' -- $175; (Vendor provides all tables, chairs and display items)

    If you do not have a City of Seattle business license you will need to pay an additional $10 licensing fee ($5 per day).

    If you would rather not donate Swag items, you may pay a $25 swag fee.

    If accepted, you will be billed through Paypal, and will pay an additional $10 for Paypal fees. (Booth payment by check can be arranged once you've been accepted.)

  • What's a quick checklist for what I need to do to apply as a vendor for the Urban Craft Uprising?

    • Sign up for UCU newsletter (from the homepage)

    • Fill out online application

    • Submit $10 Application Fee via Paypal (

    • Email 5 photos (proper names and sizes to

Visit the website for complete details:

Vendor Application: