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Etsy Team Grants: May Winners Announced

May 27, 2011

by Morgan Evans

Before I jump into introducing the most recent Team Grant recipients, I wanted to share this video made by recent grant alums, the Toronto Etsy Street team. They were awarded funding back in February to help cover the cost of staging their first ever team craft show. Pam of lurearts and her husband and videographer Nial McFadyen put this short movie together to showcase the exhibitors. Pretty impressive stuff!

And now, on to our most recent crop of winners. The Seattle-based EtsyRain team is using their team grant to help sponsor their Spring Handmade Craft show, which took place on May 7, 2011. The Made on the Left team is taking out an advertisement in a Perth-based weekly magazine to publicize their biggest market of the year, which has been happening annually since 2008. Handmade Miami is working hard to finalize all the details for their first ever craft show, scheduled for November 5, 2011. The Wisconsin Craft Fair Explorers are traveling as a team to vend at a nearby fair. PDX Etsy will be funding a year-end event where they will be networking to Portland Etsians about monthly meetups and the future structure of the team. Eco Etsy is buying supplies for their first ever meetup, happening at the Etsy Labs in June!

Go teams! Check out photos from past grant winners in this Flickr pool.

Etsy Team Grants are awarded on a monthly basis to provide creative, energetic and dedicated teams with financial assistance. The money can be used to subsidize team advertising, fund participation in events, host promotions or as a meeting stipend. Our goal is to have teams be successful and spread the Etsy love. We want to hear your exciting ideas and then help you make them happen! Read more about the Team Grants Program or fill out an application.

This month’s grant applications are due on or before June 15, 2011!

Etsy Teams


  • galit

    galit said 9 years ago

    Amazing! great work!

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 9 years ago

    Oh how I would love to be able to travel to Brooklyn in June to meet up with fellow EcoEtsy team members.

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 9 years ago

    Wonderfully done! congrats!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    wow great video, really like how it depicts the variety of sellers out there congratulations!

  • chalkoholics

    chalkoholics said 9 years ago

    I love it

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this, I love your work

  • VintagePins

    VintagePins said 9 years ago

    Congratulations :)

  • beatyboutique

    beatyboutique said 9 years ago

    Amazing work.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! =)

  • NotYourGrandmasAttic

    NotYourGrandmasAttic said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  • hemingwayfun

    hemingwayfun said 9 years ago

    great video!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 9 years ago

    hoping to get the Vintage Etsy Society team involved ! thank you for the opportunity for us all to apply for these ever important team grants!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 9 years ago

    ps... Toronto... your team did a great job!

  • lacepetals

    lacepetals said 9 years ago


  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 9 years ago

    i love that most of the grants went into craft shows. what a great way to involve everyone!

  • DaHukaHouse

    DaHukaHouse said 9 years ago

    Great job! Congrats!

  • NaturalPetProducts

    NaturalPetProducts said 9 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS to all, these is really awesome!!!!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 9 years ago

    Well done everyone! :)

  • undertheroot

    undertheroot said 9 years ago

    Fantastic news and smiles to everyone! A member of EcoEtsy, I am so pleased our group will be meeting in the HQ! Here on the West Coast, I will be there in spirit, wishes to be there with you! xo!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    nice video. congrats winners

  • CustomDogBandanas

    CustomDogBandanas said 9 years ago

    Love the video. Great job to everyone!


    SHOPEMI said 9 years ago

    Great video! Congratulations!!!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 9 years ago

    Yay EcoEtsy! Once again, we're awesome!

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to etsyRAIN! We'll be sending a little show update out soon :) It was a GREAT show (doubled out attendence numbers!) WooHoo! Go etsyRAIN Go!

  • lurearts

    lurearts said 9 years ago

    Yay! Thanks Etsy for the Grant that helped us have such an exciting show with the Toronto Etsy Street team! Making the video was too much fun as all of the makers were full of personality and creativity!

  • cedarpocket

    cedarpocket said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful video and collection of lovelies!

  • MandyBesek

    MandyBesek said 9 years ago

    Congrats to all teams that were awarded!

  • flowerandpearlstudio

    flowerandpearlstudio said 9 years ago

    This is great!

  • loveandbeartrap

    loveandbeartrap said 9 years ago

    Wonderful video! great job everyone!

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 9 years ago

    Congratulations everyone. Keep up the good work.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Looks fun.

  • BeMyClementineShop

    BeMyClementineShop said 9 years ago

    Congrats to Handmade Miami!

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 9 years ago

    Go Ecoetsy!!!!! Showing some team love.

  • minouette

    minouette said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all the grant winners! Hope you have as much fun as we did in Toronto. Thanks for sharing lurearts' video!

  • PyxusPassionProject

    PyxusPassionProject said 9 years ago

    Great work and high fives TEST-Y team!! The video looks great - thanks so much to the organizers and video makers for all the hard work! ;)

  • IntoTheTrees

    IntoTheTrees said 9 years ago

    ' Team Ecoetsy ! !!! Your Awesome !!!! As usual !!!!

  • underanewlight

    underanewlight said 9 years ago

    Yay Eco-Etsy Team!! :D

  • thewoodenbee

    thewoodenbee said 9 years ago

    Great stuff! All the grants are awesome. Yay for Etsy & my Team EcoEtsy. I wish we were close enough to attend the Craft Party! :)

  • SeaFlowerStudios

    SeaFlowerStudios said 9 years ago

    Congrats to the winners! Great to see so many teams using the grants to organize craft shows! I was lucky enough to participate in the Toronto Etsy Team show as shown in the video and it was great fun!

  • JaneH58

    JaneH58 said 9 years ago

    This is an impressive video. I wanted to be able to go there and see all the great crafts up close.

  • Sahetah

    Sahetah said 9 years ago

    I unfortunately wasn't able to make it, but it was so well organized and was a big success. Can't wait for the next one!

  • earnestefforts

    earnestefforts said 9 years ago

    So proud to be a member of the EcoEtsy Team!!! Congrats & wish I could be there.

  • ecokaren

    ecokaren said 9 years ago

    LOVE the video!! What a great way to show how successful the event was! Thank you for the team grant for our team - Eco Etsy. We can't wait to meet our team members and craft at the Etsy HQ!!

  • EatGreen

    EatGreen said 9 years ago

    Great job! I like the video a lot!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 9 years ago

    Wow! Awesome! I feel so behind here on the Big Island of Hawaii, however this Friday is our first BI Team meet up....greater things are yet to come!

  • DoucesLaines

    DoucesLaines said 9 years ago

    Wow !!! This is a wonderful news !!!! I keep all my thoughts with you for this so nice meeting (as I live far away in Switzerland, Europe) ! Go Team Eco Etsy ! Proud to be one member !!

  • swakdesigns

    swakdesigns said 9 years ago

    Great video-- and Love all the artwork and designs! Rock on! -Amina

  • hannahjames127

    hannahjames127 said 9 years ago

    I loved the video so much I might just watch it again!

  • indigobjects

    indigobjects said 9 years ago

    Good job! Grats to all!

  • DoodleGraphics

    DoodleGraphics said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all of the team winners! Go forth and Etsy!

  • DoodleGraphics

    DoodleGraphics said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all of the team winners! Go forth and Etsy!

  • clothespindolls

    clothespindolls said 8 years ago

    simply awesome!

  • SmallkineCreations

    SmallkineCreations said 8 years ago

    Love the video! Aloha.

  • softsations

    softsations said 8 years ago

    I love this video!

  • sarina1234

    sarina1234 said 8 years ago

    Very cool video! Such talented folks, I'm inspired by their enthusiasm & wonderful work/play.

  • GardenApothecary

    GardenApothecary said 8 years ago

    Well done... congrats!

  • WISHsupplies

    WISHsupplies said 8 years ago

    nice video! congratulations!

  • PurpleStMellion

    PurpleStMellion said 8 years ago

    All looks great. The atmosphere of being a trader at a show is great, plus feedback is a great incentive.

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