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Here’s how you can become one of our rockstar
Makies!

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We are so excited that you are interested in applying to be one of our awesome Makies! Applications for our 2015 holiday shows are currently open. Please make sure you read our FAQs before you follow the link to the application form.

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The Make It Show started in 2008 with just 30 exhibitors, and we now have over 200 Makies at our Edmonton show, and 250 at our show in Vancouver. Attendance has increased by 15-20% each year, and in 2014 more than 40,000 fabulous customers supported our Makies.

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To make the application process as smooth as silk, we’d like to give you some information about how everything works. Below is all the information you need to determine whether participating in Make It is the right fit for your business.

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Before you apply make sure you read over the following FAQs:
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How do I apply for Make It?

We begin taking applications for our spring show in January and the applications for our holiday shows opens in late spring/early summer. To receive notification via email when our applications go online, please sign up for our email list here.

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How much does it cost to exhibit at Make It?

Booth fees range from $650-$1250 depending on the size of your booth.

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How does Make It jury applications?

We receive an overwhelming number of applications for each show, and narrowing down our choices is always difficult! Our goal is to make sure we have the best collection of artists, designers, and makers from across Canada. Each application is considered and juried based on a number of criteria, including the craftsmanship of the products you’re marketing, the creativity of your brand, the quality of your website, and your social media presence.

We always love to have fresh talent at Make It and highly encourage new people to apply.

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Can I sell a product that I didn’t design myself?

Nope. In order to be accepted as a Makie, everything you sell needs to be designed by you and handmade right here at home. We don’t allow any mass-produced items to be sold, or any products that are manufactured outside of Canada.

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What if I design a cool new product after my initial application has been accepted? Can I sell it, too?

We work hard to make sure that Make It has a well-balanced variety of goodies for attendees, and accept a limited number of entries for each category of the show. We love that you’ve got new products and ideas, but you can’t add items to your booth without prior approval from Make It.

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What’s included with my booth?

Exhibitor booths come with 8′ high black drapes on both sides and the back, one 375 Watt power outlet, and a chair. Accepted applicants will be able to rent tables, additional equipment (crossbeams, grid wall, etc.), and power upgrades from our show equipment supplier before the show.

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I make food products. Are there additional rules I need to follow?

There sure are! Please contact Vancouver Coastal Health to find out what the requirements are for the type of food you make. You will be required to upload a copy of your permit (or letter of exemption) and a completed Temporary Food Services Application on your Make It application. Applications without the required documentation will be discarded.

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You can find more detailed information about selling food at Make It here.

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Can I share my booth with a friend?

No, we don’t allow an booth-splitting or subletting.

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I really want to be part of Make It, but I can’t attend all days of the show. Can I book a booth for just one or two days?

Nope. If you’re accepted to the show, you must commit to running your booth the whole time Make It is open.

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If I exhibited at Make It in the past, do I still have to apply?

Prior participation doesn’t guarantee acceptance to future shows; you need to submit an application for every show you’d like to participate in.
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What if I get accepted into Make It, but I need to cancel?

If you withdraw from the show more than 60 days prior to the show, you will receive an 80% refund. If you withdraw with 30 days notice, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds are issued for cancellations that are later than 30 days before the show.

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What are Make It customers like?

In a word: AWESOME! The folks that come to Make It are looking for high-quality and unique handmade products. They also love hearing the story behind the item they’re purchasing, so be sure to share it with them!

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How many people come to Make It?

The 2015 spring show in St. Albert had an attendance of 9500 people, and the Edmonton holiday show had an an attendance of 14 000. Our Vancouver holiday show saw 18 000 people come through the door.

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Have you read everything? Good! You’re ready to apply for our upcoming holiday show.

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Deadline to apply is May 8th, 2015

Our upcoming shows are:

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Edmonton Holiday: November 26-29, 2015, at the Expo Centre

Vancouver Holiday: December 3-6, 2015, at the PNE Forum


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Here’s what artisans are saying about Make It Vancouver:

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“Not only does the Make It duo put on an amazing weekend show, Jenna & Chandler have gone above and beyond to help promote the local artisan scene in Vancouver. MIV provides meet-ups for participants prior to each event as well as a new online Make It University that helps designers develop and promote their product year-round. This further strengths the artisan community. Thanks!”

Lexi Soukoreff – Daub + Design

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Make It is a fantastic show! Every Make It event that Meiku Designs been a part of has been packed full of customers who are pumped up and ready to spend! That is because Jenna and Chandler do an amazing job organizing and promoting the show. The high energy and fun atmosphere of the Make It show is so infectious that the vendors end up enjoying it as much as the attendees. Sell a ton while having fun! Participating at the Make It show is a no brainer!
Karen Fung - MeiKu Designs
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Make It! is the most fun I’ve had shopping and selling at. Being at Make It! might even be the most fun I’ve had ever!
Jade – Black Drop Designs
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Just wanted to express my thanks to the wonder twins for putting on such an awesome market this past weekend!It’s one thing to bring in a crowd, but you guys brought in the “right” crowd – People were there to shop, and I noticed a lot of higher than average transactions.I can’t count how many times I heard “there’s so much great stuff here”. And I think I mentioned to Chandler one comment I heard was along the lines of “this is like a grown up craft fair”. Many thanks for your creative marketing and hard work!

Christi York – Bueno Style

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Hey guys! Just wanted to send out a HUGE “Thank You” from Team Kukubee! We had a glorious time at Make It Spring 2011 Vancouver edition! :D We can’t even imagine the time and work that must go into planning shows in two different locations. Yeah, we’re pretty much convinced you both have super powers! Anyway, thanks again for ‘Making It’ awesome. ;)

Brandi & Brent – kukubee

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Thank you again for a great event & fabulous weekend! Just crunched numbers for the weekend and beat my financial goals!

Once again – a fantastic Make-it Event for me!

Gerry-Gail “GG” – Creampuff by GG

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Thank you Jenna and Chandler for working tirelessly and putting together a real classy event! Make It! is the best!

Stephanie – Fibre Manipulator