Sunday, July 07, 2013

Finders Keepers: Melbourne Spring/Summer Markets

Deadline: August 2, 2013 (ONLINE)

Finders Keepers
Art and Design Markets

Melbourne Spring/Summer Markets
4th & 5th October 2013

Finders Keepers are independent design & art markets founded in Sydney, that supports new and emerging independent design. We aim to connect with others through our resources and projects. The Finders Keepers website is a growing source for the Australian art and design community and the supporters of our events.

The Finders Keepers aim is to offer a diverse range of creative work to our customers and supporters. We take our application process seriously and want to see that you are passionate about what you do! We expect applications to be presented just as you would apply to a wholesaler/ retailer.

The Finders Keepers has a growing reputation in the art & design community, showcasing new emerging designers and helping them gain exposure and opportunities to develop their brand presence with retailers and the media.

It's also an opportunity for you to interact direct with your customers and gain important insight into your work seen by a wider audience. Our application process over time has become competitive, in saying this we are also all about supporting designers and artists with new work to help establish themselves and are always open to new concepts.

What can be sold at the Markets?
Anything that is designed product including: Jewellery & object design, accessories, clothing, artworks, paper & stationery goods, homewares, lighting, toys, books & zines etc. Price ranges are considered in the application process. We do not allow food products, beauty products or second hand clothing and/or products, basically anything that is not designed by you directly.

Stalls costs are as follows:
$385 (inc gst) - 1.5m x 1.5m - debut stall (first time designers only)
$530 (inc gst) - 2m x 2m stall
$685 (inc gst) - 4m x 2m stall
$970 (inc gst) - 6m x 2m stall (Melb & Syd only)
$1650 (inc gst) - 4m x 4m (Melb & Syd only) - premium feature stall - limited spaces

You will also need to have Public Liability Insurance. Included in this is 2 days stall hire, this does not include your trestle tables and/or clothing racks, this can be hired through Finders Keepers at an additional cost. Stall spaces do not come with walls.

Every designer is given a 1 x web profile, which is kept on the Finders Keepers website even after the markets have concluded and is free for updating in the future.

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