We receive enquiries every day from potential traders including gift and home ware sellers, franchise businesses, regular market traders and fair trade sellers. We accept hand made and original artists only who represent themselves.
Here is some information about our markets.
We hold regular arts markets at Riddings Hall, Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley which is a large and light church hall with a kitchen and a stage. We have up to twenty tables measuring 70” x 30” and we supply two chairs and electricity, if required. We charge £25 per table.
We accept hand made only – we do not accept fair trade, bought in or mass produced goods. We do not accept people representing other artists and we discourage table-sharing unless you are both selling similar work (not mixed items).
We expect each trader to have an up to date public liability insurance certificate and we will insist on receiving a copy of this document. We recommend PLI through Artist Newsletter.
We publicise our markets extensively, both locally and via social media. We spend a lot of money on our printed publicity materials and we constantly assess our marketing strategy.
To apply for our arts markets is simple – please send us some jpegs of your work and a short statement. We will get back to you as soon as we can to tell you if we are the right venue for your work.