Blackpool Creative Market

HAZ Blackpool Creative Market

Calling Fylde Coast artists and makers

We will hold makers’ markets on Saturdays throughout the year. We hope to showcase the very best of artists and makers working on the Fylde Coast at these creative events.

Markets will take place in St John’s Square or at the Winter Gardens.  Not only is this a unique selling opportunity that’s not to be missed, it’s your chance to help shape the markets so that they work well for local artists and makers.

We’re looking for Fylde Coast based stallholders with great creative talent and unique, original products.

Product Categories

  • Art & Photography
  • Craft
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Health & Beauty
  • Home & Living
  • Food & Drink – Packaged take-away cold food (e.g. preserves, cheeses, brownies)
  • Jewellery
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Vintage Collectables

We will assess applications based upon the following criteria: 

  • A professional, well-presented business – a website or social media site with good product descriptions and photographs.
  • Artists/makers are based on the Fylde Coast
  • Product quality: Products/artworks need to be finished to a high standard. They must meet manufacturing standards and may need to be approved by Trading Standards.
  • Your social media presence – to show us what you do and to help us promote the event
  • The balance of sellers: we want to make sure that there’s a good mix of sellers at the event. We are always looking for new and innovative products to be sold at the event. Some product categories, e.g. Jewellery and Food and Drink retailers can become oversubscribed, in this instance assessments will be made on their uniqueness, exclusivity and their quality. They may also be benchmarked against other applicants in the same category.
  • All of your products need to be your own work. With the exception of vintage, we’re not looking for resellers of manufactured goods (e.g. Tropic, Body Shop at Home).

Stallholder information

Locations

  • St John’s Square, Blackpool
  • Blackpool Winter Gardens

Opening Hours

10am – 4pm (set up access from 8am)

Set Up

  • Set-up will take place on the day.
  • Sellers can arrive from 8am.
  • Stalls will be provided.

Stall Fees

We know that artists and makers have had a difficult year and as this is the first event, we will not be charging a stall fee. However, we will ask for a £25 deposit which will be returned after you have completed a feedback form after the event.

What’s Included?

  • We will provide a large traditional style 3m x 3m market stall with a table across the front.
  • You can hang signage from the front of the stall and/or use a tablecloth
  • You may decorate your stall as you wish. You can bring a clothing rail to use instead of/as well as a table please let us know in your application if you wish to do this.
  • We are outdoors, so please prepare for rain and note that there is no WiFi available.

The next application process opens on Monday 28 March 2022

  • The form collects your email address first, in order to provide you with a copy of your application upon submission. 
  • You will be able to edit your application up until the closing date. 
  • We will also ask you to email product and promotional photographs in support of your application: 2-3 good quality images of products and/or a photo of your stall setup (this could be at a recent event, or a test setup on your kitchen table).
  • After the closing date, we will review all the applications. All applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks. 
  • Due to the large number of applications expected, we will be unable to offer detailed feedback. We will hold a reserve list in case of any cancellations.

Your Data

The application form asks for your contact details; you will also be asked to ‘opt-in’ to receive communications from Heritage Action Zone (market communications will come from Blackpool Council and/or Charabanc). Your contact details will not be shared outside of the HAZ, and will only be used to contact you regarding your application and, if successful, with updates or queries leading up to the event itself.

We will share your business name, website/social media links and product photos with selected third parties (namely local press) in order to promote the event.

All applicants’ personal details will be stored securely, if your application is unsuccessful, your personal information will be deleted after the event has taken place.

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