Just in time for Father’s Day on 12-13th June 2015, Manmade will include a marketplace, visual art area, talks by inspirational designers, making workshops, craft demonstrations, bar, food, DJs and general merriment to celebrate creative men! And that’s where you come in…
‘As a man who makes things, I have always been aware of quite how few of us are out there making and selling in comparison to our female counterparts.’ (Etsy seller, Sam Wingate of Mr Wingate).
Since the women selling on Etsy far outnumber the men, we’ve decided it’s time to show off our boys! Apply to sell your craft products or visual art at the Manmade event and join the likes of printmaker Sam, illustrator and product designer Jimbob Art, jeweller Rodology and sculptor Zack Mclaughlin.
Read more about the event here and the application instructions below.
Am I eligible to sell at Manmade?
Spaces are limited but we’re looking to select male sellers who make craft / design products or visual art. To be eligible, you must:
• Have an active Etsy shop (haven’t opened your shop yet? Don’t worry! You can get 20 FREE listings when you open your shop for this event. See details below…)
• Be a male designer-maker or artist.
• Be based in the United Kingdom
• Be over 18 years of age
• Be available to sell your work in person in London on Friday 12 June (12-9pm) and Saturday 13 June (11am-8pm). As well as set up on Friday morning and take down on Saturday evening.
• Read and agree to full guidelines, as detailed in the application form (see below).
• Please note – There is a participation fee for this opportunity, payable to Crafty Fox Market (depending on display space, fees range from £100 to £160).
If you’re not eligible this time, never fear! We have many more showcasing opportunities coming up this year, so watch out for open calls via the Etsy UK blog and sign up for the Etsy Success newsletter.
Will people be able to buy my work at Manmade?
Yes! Selected sellers will be present at the event, ‘manning’ their displays and selling their work to the public.
Deadline for applications
Applications must be received by midnight on Thursday 19 March 2015.
I don’t have an Etsy shop yet. Can I still apply?
If you’re eligible for Manmade and don’t currently sell on Etsy, you can open a shop in order to apply. Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: MANMADE here (new sellers only).
When will I know if I have been selected?
The Manmade sellers will be selected by Etsy, Crafty Fox Market, Mr Wingate, David Nicholls (formerly Telegraph Magazine’s design editor and menswear columnist, now features editor at House and Garden) and a panel of industry experts – check back for an update soon! Crafty Fox will notify you of the the result of your application via email within one month of the application deadline. Once you have applied we may ask you questions about your work via convo, so please keep an eye out for us.
How to apply
We will be selecting based on your Etsy shop itself, so make sure everything is up to date and it’s all looking great. Your photography, listing descriptions and About page are particularly important. Check out the Seller Handbook and search our educational articles to help you improve your shop.
Applications close at midnight on Thursday 19 March 2015.
Inspired to get making? Why not open an Etsy shop? Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: MANMADE here (new sellers only).
Will you be applying for our Mandmade event? Leave us a comment below or tweet us @EtsyUK!