March 24-26 + May 5-7 // Artist Application


Applications for our next two markets are now open! If you create high-quality, beautiful and thoughtful pieces that are locally handmade or designed, this is for you. The markets will take place on March 24 – 26, 2017 and May 5-7, 2017.

If you are interested in applying to either, please send us an email with your answers to the questions below including 5-7 images of your work and 1 image of your booth/table setup if available (please send these as attachments to the email, even if you are including a website link).

Subject Line: March 2017 Artist Application or May 2017 Artist Application
***Please note, if you wish to apply for both, you must send in 2 separate applications***

♥ Company Name:
♥ Contact Name:
♥ Telephone:
♥ Address:
♥ E-Mail:
♥ Website/Blog:
♥ Twitter:
♥ Instagram:
♥ Facebook:

♥ Have you been an artist at MC before?

♥ Please give a description of your work and how it is local:

♥ Please list all the items you intend to sell at MC.

♥ Does your branding or products contain any aboriginal influences? If so, please convey your personal connections and reasons to choosing this imagery.

♥ Please give the approximate pricing of your pieces:

♥ What methods do you use to let people know that you will be attending the MC?

♥ Table or booth size you wish to apply for? (table, 10×6 booth, 10×10 booth):

♥ Table or booth set-up dimensions (width x length x height):

♥ Are you applying for the ACAD Artist Sponsorship? (This is for first time applicants that are ACAD students or ACAD alumni // 50% discount // One space offered through this sponsorship for each MC weekend)

♥ Are you applying for the Debut MC sponsored table?

♥ If yes to either of the above questions, do you want your application to be considered even if you are not selected for the Debut Table or ACAD Sponsorship?

♥ Are you a registered non-profit? (All non-profit organizations will receive a 15% discount)

♥ Do you require power? (Power is an additional $25)

♥ Do you require additional tables or chairs? (Additional tables are $10/each, chairs are complimentary)

♥ Do you have any other special requests?


Deadline to apply: February 10, 2017
Final notifications: February 17, 2017

♥♥ Thank you for applying! ♥♥



Friday, March 24
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26

Friday, May 5
Saturday, May 6
Sunday, May 7

Hours Of Operation:

Friday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Artist Fee:

Each artist space includes:

♥ One table and two chairs
♥ 3 days of the event (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

6’ X 3’ table – $350 plus GST
10’ X 6’ booth – $450 plus GST (*note: this is the option for artists who want a table with room for racks)
10’ X 10’ booth – $550 plus GST

6’ X 3’ ACAD Sponsored Table (For first time applicants that are ACAD students or ACAD alumni // 50% discount // One space offered through this sponsorship for each MC weekend) – $175 plus GST

6’ X 3’ Debut MC Sponsored Table (For first time applicants // One artist chosen per market) – Free! (A $50 deposit fee required. This will be refunded on the event date.)

6’ X 3’ Non-profit discounted table – $297.50 plus GST
10’ X 6’ Non-profit discounted booth – $382.50 plus GST
10’ X 10’ Non-profit discounted booth – $467.50 plus GST

Special Notes

♥ Artists are welcome to share their space with another artist (both need to apply).
♥ The artist fee should be paid within a week of artist acceptance. (Please read below for payment options)
♥ If you have any specific requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Payment Options:

You can pay for your table or booth in four ways:

1) Email transfer
2) Cheque
3) Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX)
4) Paypal

Rules And FAQs:

What are the Hours of Operation? What time is set-up?

Hours of Operation:

Friday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Set up:

Friday: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Saturday : 9:00am – 9:45am
Sunday : 9:00am – 9:45am

We ask that artists set up between 12:00pm – 3:30pm on the Friday of the event date. Doors open on Friday at 4:00pm, and at that point every space should be completely ready. Remember that there are going to be many other artists and musicians setting up, so it’s necessary to arrive on time.

Leaving early:

We have a policy that artists should not leave before the end of the event. If there is a pressing concern, or emergency, please inform us at the event before packing up. If there is no valid reason, this will affect your involvement with the MC in the future.

Where is the venue located?

The event is located at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 197 1st Street SW.

Should I bring anything else for my table?

Yes! We encourage all artists to bring anything you want to decorate your space. Table cloths, shelves, anything!

What time does the Market Collective end?

The Market Collective runs until 6pm on Sunday, at which time we will start take down.

What form of payment is there at the Market Collective?

Because artists keep 100% of their commission, artists are responsible for their own payments.  Please bring any systems that you use and your own float! There will be an ATM available on-site for people to withdraw money.

If you are interested in using Square, please visit our MC Square blog post and reserve your square through us.

What if I need to cancel my table?

To obtain a full refund, artists must cancel no later than 3 weeks before the event date. A $25 administration fee will be charged on all refund requests.

How do we know what table is ours?

We will have a floor plan set up and copies will be available at the entrance of the space. Find your name and you will find your corresponding number.  Every table is numbered and there’s also a floor plan that shows the tables and their numbers.

Is my work safe to leave overnight?

Yes, the building is a secure and safe space to confidently leave your work overnight. However, please note that Market Collective is not liable for lost or stolen items.


Thanks so much for your support with the Market Collective!



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