Vendor call: Gladstone Hotel Marketplace: Textile Edition

Monday, August 13, 2018

GH Marketplace: Textile Edition - Call to Vendors and  Application

Call for Vendors:
The Gladstone Hotel invites artists to apply to participate as vendors in GH Marketplace: Textile Edition a curated market to be held on Sunday December 16, 2018 with market hours of 10am-4pm. Participating vendors will present unique artist-made objects, wearables, fashion accessories, and home decor items for sale. This market will showcase a range of handcrafted textile items in various techniques and price points aimed at holiday gift giving.
GH Marketplace: Textile Edition Curator: Helena Frei, Textile Artist and Co-curator Hard Twist

About GH Marketplace
The GH Marketplace presents curated monthly shopping experiences highlighting local artists and entrepreneurs, artisanal producers, creative collectives and social enterprises. At the Gladstone, we believe buying local, seasonal and championing  and facilitating opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs and micro producers is necessary to support our local environment and our local economy. Our monthly marketplace is part of our cultural programming strategy and one of the ways that we strive to grow our community of creatives and innovators and seek new ways to connect them to each other and to our guests. Each GH Marketplace is themed and collaboratively created working with independent curators or in partnership with cultural and community groups.
Why Participate:
FOCUS – The GH Marketplace is focused on showcasing independent and emerging artists and entrepreneurs with a range of sensibilities and approaches.
INTIMATE – The unique setting of the hotel, and the size, focus and mandate of our marketplace provides every participant with the opportunity to be prominently featured.
ACCESSIBLE – Participation costs for vendors are minimal compared to trade shows and more commercial events. Markets are free to the public.
EXPOSUREWe work hard to support vendors to draw audience and professional contacts via our networks and provide access to our social media followers.
SUPPORTThe Gladstone staff team supports market planning, marketing and promotions to make participating easy and rewarding. And we engage individual curators, innovators, advocators and partners who provide expertise, connect their networks and infuse their creative energy make each market hum.
CONNECTION - When you participate in GH Marketplace events you become part of the Gladstone Hotel family. You will see your neighbours, your colleagues, and people you would like to meet - new clients, future collaborators. We want to you to feel at home and be yourself. The Gladstone is a place for fun, taking chances, connecting to new opportunities and growing your idea to the next level!
Market Date and Details:
The Market will take place on Sunday, December 16  in the North Ballroom on the main floor of the Gladstone.
Vendor Load in and Set up - 9am – 10am
Market hours – 10am-4pm
Vendor Strike and Load Out – 4pm-5pm
Admission is Free to the Public
The Vendor Fee is $100
Vendor Fee Includes:
6' standard banquet table and chair. (Vendors must bring their own tablecloth/display props)
promotional support, social media and targeted audience outreach in coordination with curator or partnering organization

Note to Vendors: Vendors are responsible for all payment transactions. Gladstone Hotel cannot provide change.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at this event please complete the vendor application form. If you do not have a website or social media for reference please provide 3-5 images of your product for consideration
Please note, there is no application fee to apply. If you are invited to participate, the cost to be a vendor is $100 and includes a standard 6x3 banquet table and chair.

If you are invited to participate, please send 1-2 jpeg images of your product or logo to for use in marketing and social media promotion!

Where: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6, Canada
When:  Sunday December 16, 2018, 10am-4pm.

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