WINTER 2023 | 24-25 June
Pioneer Leisure Centre,
75 Lyttelton Street, Christchurch.
10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday
Frequently Asked Questions - Stallholders
Here are some things we get asked about frequently enough for us to create an FAQ page.
What are we are looking for:
Creative and original products; all products to be handmade by the applicant. A handmade factor of 80% is required (We understand some crafters have helpers, but for our market focus we expect applicants to have at least 80% personal involvement in the making of their products).
Products and items that fit in with the overall vision of Encraftment; innovative and original.
Presentation and professionalism with finished product, including stall set up and quality photography used for marketing.
Cohesiveness and consistency with your work as a whole.
Commitment to independent design, adopting and/or using traditional crafts, new technologies in art and design, innovative methods of making.
Lack of similarity to products already in the marketplace. Show us that your work avoids saturated trends.
Appropriate, suitable and commercially viable items, including appropriate price points for the markets.
Who can apply to be a stallholder?
Here at Encraftment we are all about handmade, it's who we are! If you design and produce your products, we want to hear from you!
When can I apply to be a stallholder?
We open applications for each market a few months before the big day. To be notified of when this happens, we strongly recommend signing up to our mailing list and following us on Facebook and Instagram.
How do I apply to be a stallholder?
All you need to do is fill out our online application form. We'll provide a link VIA EMAIL when applications open and also a link via our social media channels. Make sure you have photos to submit along with your applications. Once applications are open you can find links on our website here for Craft applications and here for Food Truck applications
Can I share a site with another stallholders?
You can apply to share a site with another stallholders. Please put this information in your application. Both stallholders need to apply.
If you’re submitting a shared application, the combined quality of the group has to meet our criteria. We will look at the application as a whole, and not consider the individual applications. (We will either approve or not approve the group/ shared application as a whole)
How much are stalls?
Stalls range from $275 to $650 depending on the size of stall you would like. We have six different options, all of which are indoors. Make sure to read our Market Terms and Conditions before you apply!
What happens once I have submitted my application?
You will get a message on screen confirming your application has been recieved. We generally receive a lot of applications and it takes some time to process. Please be patient with us. You will generally hear if your application has been successful within 4 weeks.
How many stallholders do you accept?
We normally host 100+ stalls, and usually have to turn down many applicants, so be sure your application stands out.
I was a stallholder at a previous market, can I apply again?
Of course! However, please note that this does not guarantee you a spot at our next market. You will also need to ensure you're subscribed to our stallholder database.
How will the market be advertised?
Advertising for the market will be covered over the city with billboard advertising, radio advertising and more. We also have extensive online advertising and promotion.
Do you provide WIFI access?
There is WIFI access within the leisure centre.
Do the market organsiers provide tables for stallholders?
No we do not. We are only providing the space for your stall so you will need to provide your own stands/tables for the space that you have. Please note that the most common size site is 2m by 2m - and are in a pod of 4 in a + space so you will have 2 x 2m front facing sides to showcase your items.
If we haven't answered your question, flick us a message.