• Beth

Manchester Artists and Makers Callout!

Updated: Apr 23

Festive Pop-Up Shop @ The Spoon Inn

Please email the info requested below to Beth Powell

via by November 3rd 2018

Hello lovely artists and makers of Manchester!

Creative City is a new not-for-profit community organisation based in Manchester working with others to add to the buzz of creativity and community in the city. We deliver community arts projects, programme community arts events, and create pathways and platforms to help creative changemakers make the city a better place to live, learn and be.

We are hosting a temporary gift shop during the festive period to support Manchester-based creatives to sell their work.

Our current plans are to host the shop at the Spoon Inn in Chorlton over 4 Sundays in November/December (25th Nov and 2nd, 9th & 16th Dec). This might expand depending on interest to include a stall at other Christmas markets.

Unlike traditional makers’ markets, this one will do the selling for you. We will do loads of promotion, make everything look beautiful, and take a 20% slice per sale to support Creative City’s brilliant work. It means you can put forward as small a collection of items as you like. You won’t need to be there to sell the work, but you will have to make arrangements to drop off the work in advance and collect any unsold work afterwards.

The work must be affordably priced (no more than £50 and preferably less than £25) and the kind of item that could be given as a festive gift.

Please express your interest by emailing the following info about you and the products that you would like to be considered for the shop:

· Bit about you (name, what you do, what media you work in, contact info, social media etc)

· What products would you want to put forward and some info about them (media, dimensions)

· Photos of products

· Your recommended retail price (scale from min to max) per product

· Some information about how you will package them and any additional packaging that needs to be done at the point of purchase

The callout is for stock rather than stalls, but we are open to suggestions if you have a bigger range of artwork (e.g. printed clothing) and would prefer to be considered for a stall on one or some of the days. Get in touch.



The Spoon Inn, 354 Barlow Moor Road, M21 8AZ