Monday, October 30, 2017

Hip Pop ACC-juried showcase_American Craft Council

Deadline: Multiple Dates {ONLINE}
Baltimore (wholesale/retail & retail only): November 13, 2017
Atlanta: November 13, 2017
St. Paul: December 11, 2017
San Francisco: March 26, 2018

Hip Pop ACC-juried showcase
American Craft Council

Baltimore, MD
Atlanta, GA
St. Paul, MN
San Francisco, CA
2018 Shows

Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and show award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years.

Hip Pop booths are placed across the show floor at all our 2018 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.

The Hip Pop program uses a community-based booth structure to provide a supportive atmosphere for participating artists. Hip Pop booths are 20 x 10 ft. inline booths containing six individual units measuring 4 ft. wide x 2 ft. deep x 8 ft. high. Each Hip Pop booth will be comprised of a community of six artists.

Booth fees for a single Hip Pop unit:
Baltimore wholesale and retail: $795
Baltimore retail only: $550
Atlanta: $550
St. Paul: $550
San Francisco: $600

Participation Guidelines (truncated)

  • Artists who have previously shown in standard booths with ACC will not be permitted to participate in Hip Pop. Past participants in School-to-Market and AltCraft are eligible for Hip Pop.
  • Artists working in all media (basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood) are encouraged to apply. Please review the "eligibility of work" section below to ensure your work meets the criteria for exhibition at ACC shows.
  • Artists may participate in the Hip Pop program for up to three years. Acceptance to years two and three is automatic, pending on-site review.
  • After three years, artists are eligible for automatic acceptance to exhibit in a standard show booth with a two-year contract, pending on-site review. Standard booth fees apply.
  • Artists are not required to participate in Hip Pop for three years before electing to move to a standard show booth.

Full details on website:


For questions about the Hip Pop program, please contact program manager Lindsay Noble at