Thursday, April 02, 2015

Etsy: Four Corners of Craft

Deadline: April 7, 2015 {ONLINE}

Etsy: Four Corners of Craft
Tent London and
London Design Festival

London, England, UK
24-27th September 2015

Four Corners of Craft is a maker development and exhibition project supported by arts and craft organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It will culminate in an exhibition to showcase great contemporary craft on Etsy, in partnership with Tent London and the London Design Festival on 24-27th September 2015.

We’re seeking high quality contemporary craft of all disciplines. Uniting regional arts/craft organisations from around the UK, selected designer-makers will benefit from professional development support and ultimately showcase and sell their work at the exhibition in London.

Lead partners include: Crafts Council, Contemporary Applied Arts, Design Trust, Craft Scotland, Creative Scotland, Craft NI, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Helfa Gelf. With support from: Arts Council of Wales, Ruthin Craft Centre, The Makers' Guild in Wales and many more incredible creative organisations around the UK.

What’s on offer?

• Selling opportunity: Selected pieces will be included in the exhibition at Tent London during London Design Festival. Etsy will curate and manage the exhibition.
• Promotional opportunity: Etsy will lead a marketing campaign to promote the exhibition (and associated makers), supported by the partner organisations involved.
• Professional development: Accessible training from the wonderful The Design Trust and signposting to local support services in the lead up to the exhibition.

To be eligible, you must: (truncated)

• Have an active Etsy shop (haven’t opened your shop yet? Don’t worry! You can get 20 FREE listings when you open your shop for this opportunity. See details below…)
• Design and make craft products in one of the following categories: Basketry, Ceramics, Fashion & Accessories, Furniture, Glass, Interior Products, Jewellery, Paper & Book Art, Printmaking, Silversmithing & Metalwork, Textiles, Woodwork.
• Be based in the United Kingdom (in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales).

Please note
• There is no participation fee for this opportunity. Etsy cannot contribute to logistical costs (delivery of work, travel, etc).
• Exhibiting sellers are not required to attend the exhibition in person. Etsy will manage curation (set up and take down) and ‘man’ the exhibition.
• Exhibitors are responsible for arranging delivery and collection of work to/from the exhibition and for dispatching sold work to buyers after the event (Etsy will process sales but work will not be taken by buyers during the show).

If you’re eligible for this opportunity and don’t currently sell on Etsy, you can open a shop in order to apply. Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: FOURCORNERS at (new sellers only).

We will be selecting based on your Etsy shop itself, so make sure everything is up to date and your shop is looking great. Your photography, listing descriptions and About page are particularly important. Check out the Seller Handbook and search our educational articles to help you improve your shop.

Read full information here:

Application Form: