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One Of A Kind

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APPLY TO THE 2024 SPRING SHOW 🌷 MARCH 27 - 31, 2024

APPLY TO THE 2024 SPRING SHOW 🌷 MARCH 27 - 31, 2024

For more than 40 years, One Of A Kind has been the largest platform for Canadian artisans to build their businesses. As trends in technology and commerce change the face of craft, we remain the best place for makers and creative small businesses to build their brands. Joining One Of A Kind presents you the opportunity to generate new sales leads, connect with customers, both existing and new, gather data, do market research, connect with like-minded fellow makers, provide a physical presence to your online store and accumulate new followers on social and/or your email list. We provide a platform for you to shine, represent your brand, and amplify your reach.

Read on to find out more about acceptance criteria, what to submit, booth options, pricing and more. Then submit your online application below.


Application Deadline: June 22, 2023

Apply by June 22, 2023 to be eligible for Complimentary Social Media promotion.

Successful Spring Show applicants who apply before June 22, 2023 will be eligible for additional complimentary promotion on our @ooak_toronto Instagram account.*

You will be eligible to receive 1 Instagram Story with a link to your website. These stories will be added to the highlights on the @ooak_toronto feed and will remain until the 2024 Spring Show, which will be added to the highlights titled “Meet the Spring 2024 Makers” on ooak_toronto profile with a 72.5K reach. Est Value: $265.

*Original application must be received on or before June 22, 2023, and your account must be paid in full before the initiative's launch. Limited quantity available: 100

Why We're One Of A Kind

For over 40 years, One Of A Kind has been the place for the best Canadian makers to sell their work. We've fostered generations of handmade enthusiasts, helped new artisans become celebrities of craft and created a powerful community of creative small business owners. 

As trends in technology and commerce change the landscape of craft, we remain committed to providing a platform that meets the needs of modern makers. But there are some things about us that will always stay true, so start by reviewing our acceptance criteria to make sure One Of A Kind is the right fit for you.

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About Spring

The 2024 One Of A Kind Spring Show is scheduled to take place March 27-31, 2024 at the Enercare Centre. If you look at the calendar, you might notice this falls over the 2024 Easter Weekend.

It is always an exciting show when The Spring Show and Easter weekend overlap. With stat holidays, school breaks, and family gatherings, it really keeps all of us on our toes. Historically the overall visitor count remains consistent with years when the Show and Easter Weekend do not overlap however, the traffic flow at Easter deviates from typical patterns.

The 2024 One Of A Kind Spring Show will continue to see the return of our show’s most popular features and we anticipate a re-introduction of the One Of A Kind Exhibitor Mentorship program by that time as well.

APPLY TO SPRING

The Spring Show is all about showcasing fresh new talent and exciting new products for the new year. So, we put a focus on creating special sections that will highlight different creative groups and collectives and support makers at any stage of their career.

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What to Submit

  1. Filled out Application. You can find the link below.
  2. Biography. Tell us about yourself, what inspires you and if you've had any education/training or participated in any other shows we might know. Share your brand story, business goals and what you want to get out of the show.
  3. Step-by-Step Description of your Production Process(es). This is probably the most important document in your application package. Each item you wish to sell at the show must be made by you or your company and fit within our production and category criteria. So, please walk us through your production processes--tell us how you design, where production takes place, how you are involved and when you are getting help. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the jury.
  4. Price List. This will help the jury get an idea of your pricing and how it compares in the marketplace. Your price list should include each type of item you want to sell at the show.
  5. 10 High-Resolution Photos of Your Work.Please submit at least 10 good-quality, well-lit photos that represent the range of work you would like to sell at the show. We cannot stress the importance of good photos enough, as they will be the jury’s introduction to your work and may be used for marketing and PR opportunities if you are accepted to the show.
  6. 3 Studio Photos. Show us where you make the magic happen--whether it's your studio, a maker space, a commercial kitchen or dining room table!
  7. Booth Design Photos or Plan. Include a photo, sketch, inspiration board or rendering that includes plans for signage, lighting, merchandising and the display structure of your booth. We also want to see how your branding works to tell your story. Not sure where to start? Visit us on Pinterest for some examples of great booths of all shapes and sizes! Note: To maintain the show's professional look, using grids to hang and display your work is not permitted.
  8. Samples. If required, please submit your samples to be received within one week of your application submission.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spring

Read The One Of A Kind Spring Show FAQ Here

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Submit your application to join us at The 2024 One Of A Kind Spring Show

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