Produced by #bossbabesATX, craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, showcasing the talent of women and nonbinary makers in Texas.

 
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craftHER Market Fall '18 will pop up on October 21, 2018 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas.

At #bossbabesATX, all of our productions are centered around sustaining communities that care about gender equality and supporting local, creative businesses. 

craftHER Market is no different. It's been inspired by a few of our favorite things: pop-up spaces, traditional marketplaces and the people who organize others to gather. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 450 makers and seen 10,000+ attendees and 1,300+ applicants. Opening every Spring and Fall, the day-long community event features entrepreneurial panels, opportunities to support local nonprofits and family-friendly activities. Reflecting a myriad of women and nonbinary artists and creative entrepreneurs across Texas, all 125 of our seasonal exhibitors own their craft, and at least 90% of our booths exhibit wares made by hand.🎈Check out photos from Spring '18 throughout the event and in our Simplebooth.


APPLICATIONS FOR CRAFTHER MARKET FALL '18 ARE NOW OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2018 AT 11:59 PM CT.

We accept 125 vendors of all genres and sizes, prioritizing small businesses and makers who create things with their hands from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and price points. 

Applications are $5 and upon acceptance, booth fees range from $80 (retail vendors) to $200 (food vendors). Applicants may also submit proposals as a community table. To qualify as a community table, the applicant must demonstrate that their booth will be used to provide a resource or education to the community; if selected as a community table, the booth fee is waived. Want to apply to craftHER Market Fall '18? Here's what you need to do.

STEP ONE:
Purchase your application for $5. Upon purchase, you will be emailed a file to download. This file contains your application and can only be accessed on a desktop.

STEP TWO:
Fill out your purchased application by August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM CT. This application is accepted electronically.

STEP THREE:
Wait patiently! There's a crew of volunteer curators who carefully comb through each and every application multiple times. We care, and we take our time. After August 17, it will take us about a week to contact you with an update on the status of your application.

Recent Press

Read up on craftHER Market's history.

Good Day Austin featuring Cool Beans Eatery
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We Are Austin featuring Settle Ceramics
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Women to Watch in Austin Woman magazine
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Meet the Market's Producers and Partners

#bbatx is an online and offline space for women-identifying and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Through our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs, we provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 900+ emerging Texas-based artists, businesses and causes and educational opportunities to more than 15,000 community members. We were named "Best Bossy Babes" of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle and were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016.

Would you like to partner on craftHER Market Fall '18? Please email thebabes@bossbabes.org.

Curious about the market? Want to apply? Get updates!

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What Others Have to Say

Fill up on notes and quotes from previous participants and attendees.

Still psyched on all of the positivity from #bbatx’s craftHER Market. Thanks to everyone who came out for sweet sweets!
— Squee Club, 2017 vendor
I went for reconnection, inspiration and curiosity and I left sure that I’m gonna get my creative juices flowing again and get my butt back to the sewing machine! Thanks #bbatx for making craftHER Market happen.
— Frankie, 2017 attendee
craftHER Market was the best! We had such a great day that I didn’t get a good shot of my booth. It’s truly such a rewarding experience watching people react to my work. I loved seeing SO many people laugh.
— Earthereal Design, 2017 vendor
I’m still buzzing from the excitement of yesterday and wanted to share a note of gratitude. craftHER Market Spring ‘18 was my second CraftHER, and the experience was incredible. Both markets gave me an opportunity to push myself further than I ever have, but participating for the second time allowed me to see just how far I’ve come. I was confident that I was capable, but didn’t have access to a platform to create at such a volume. Thank you for providing the space for me to take a significant step forward in my business. CraftHER gave me the revenue and experience to continue the journey of growth. I am so grateful to each of you for creating this community, and providing an opportunity for makers like me to succeed.
— Rachel Musquiz of Curcuma, 2018 vendor