Call for Applications: Start Up @ Contemporary Craft Festival 2017

Contemporary Crafts Festival


Selling Opportunity


Bovey Tracey, Devon


June 2017


Contemporary Craft Festival


Applications for exhibiting at the Contemporary Craft Festival 2017 are now open for Start Up crafts businesses who have been running for 2 years or less.

The Contemporary Craft Festival has become one of the largest and most prestigious shows to be part of in the UK.

The online application forms for 2017 are now Live. 

Stand packages start from £420 + VAT in the Festival marquees and £220 + VAT for Start Up.

About the Contemporary Craft Festival
With a lively and inspirational atmosphere, the Festival has built up a loyal following of 10000 visitors and we represent nearly 200 of the UK’s finest designer makers from across Britain & Ireland. The event is set in a marquee village in idyllic parkland on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon with excellent transport links via road, train and air. All exhibitors are selected for quality by a panel of industry professionals.

Start Up
Start Up is a dedicated marquee for makers who have been in business for 2 years or less (Since January 2015).

It will showcase approximately 20 makers.

Our aim is to support fledgling careers and to encourage and promote the wealth of creative talent we have in the UK. Stands in the StartUp section are offered at much reduced rate to The Contemporary Craft Festival's main marquee and create an outstanding opportunity for businesses of two years or less ( For next year, Business must have started since January 2015). You are a graduate or self taught and out of formal training.

Application Deadline
Start Up application process is open from September to January, £5 application fee.
Only online applications will be accepted.
There is a simple online application form to use. 

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

Start Up Application Criteria
You are a graduate or self taught (students still in education at January 27, 2017 deadline may not apply). Your work is in any of the above mediums and you are in the first 2 years of business which commenced after January 1st 2015. Previous exhibitors of One Year On & Start UP 2016 may not apply.

All Applications Criteria
You are resident in the UK or Ireland. 
Your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

You Make Any Of The Following:
Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Jewellery, Metal, Wood/Furniture, Plastics, Mixed Media, Leather, Recycled Materials and Paper or Prints.   No painting, photography, graphic design or musical instruments. Greetings cards are accepted as part of the range but not the sole product.  Stand sharing is not permitted.

Start Up Application Deadline
6pm Friday January 27th 2017