Hand-Made Village

The Hand-Made Village celebrates the long-standing history that arts and crafts share with folk music festivals.

The Hand-Made Village application is now open.

Criteria and Selection

We are thrilled to feature artisans from across Canada whose work is truly handmade! As anyone who has attended the summer festival knows, we select artisans for the overall originality, aesthetics and quality of their work.

We are looking for a professionally presented application with some of your best photos or samples so that we can select a balanced group of artisans for the festival. Items must be created by the person applying. We encourage you to send samples as this is the best way to showcase your work. Digital images don’t show the quality and artisanship that goes into each piece!

Fees and Services

The fee to participate is $410.00 + 20.50 GST. Fee includes: one pass to the festival, one parking pass, inclusion in promotional materials, overnight storage, and a 10’ x 10’ booth space. Additional passes for artisans or assistants are available for purchase. Booth spaces provided are partitioned within larger tents, and include a ceiling, three tent sides, and no floor. Electricity is not available. Materials for display and weatherproofing are your responsibility. Keep in mind that we are an outdoor event. Sale hours are 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday and 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Friday to Sunday.

Payment form

Applications must be submitted by January 13, 2017 and include:

-Completed online application form.
-Payment of $430.50 (includes GST) by cheque, cash, visa or mastercard. Accepted applicants’ payments will be processed after they have been notified of acceptance. Payments will be returned to applicants who are not accepted. Please download the payment from HERE.
-Good quality photographs or samples of your work. Limit samples to ten (10) items. Samples will be available for pick up after the adjudication. Materials will be returned if return postage is provided. The Winnipeg Folk Festival assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to sample items.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (204) 231-0096. We look forward to receiving your application.

Price Range
Your application is not complete unless we receive a completed payment form by January 13. Payment will be processed or returned after the selection process.
Materials for the jury: All applicants must send photographs or samples to 203-211 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3P2 by January 13.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is committed to showcasing artisans who design and produce their own work in the Hand-Made Village.

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