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Emerging Makers Tent

Emerging Makers Tent

Stay tuned for the Spring 2021 Emerging Makers Application!


Event Dates: May 7, 8 and 9, 2021

Set-up Date: May 6, 2021

Deadline for Mentors to Apply: February 15, 2021

Deadline for Artists to Apply: March 12, 2021

Artist Notifications: March 25, 2021

The Emerging Makers Tent occurs every Tennessee Craft fair as an exclusive opportunity for member artists interested in taking their craft business to the next level. In the Emerging Makers Tent, groups of artists from each chapter work together in a supportive environment to gain practical experience selling their artwork. This experience is designed to help emerging makers take the next step toward exhibiting as independent artists on the main tent circle at Tennessee Craft fairs.

Emerging makers may be artists of any age or background who are:

  • beginning their craft career,
  • working in a new medium, or
  • exhibiting at a Tennessee Craft Fair for the first time.
Emerging Maker Tent artist experiences:
“…I had a really great response towards my work and have had some opportunities open up because of it!”
“…I learned a ton about how people receive my work, what works, what customers lean towards.”
“…confidence and knowledge of the craft fair “hustle.” Confidence to continue and valuable advice from other emerging and established artists at the fair.”
“…there is a wonderful and supportive community.”
“…helpful and encouraging. I am ready to exhibit in my own booth at the next Tennessee Craft Fair.”

Before applying:


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