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One Of A Kind

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March 29 to April 2
Enercare Centre, Exhibition PlaceToronto
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APPLY TO THE 2023 SPRING SHOW 🌷 MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2023

APPLY TO THE 2023 SPRING SHOW 🌷 MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2023

As we make our way to the Spring Show, we're looking for some amazing makers to help round out our event! We've always got an eye out for top talent like you to add to the mix at Spring. Read on to find out more about acceptance criteria, what to submit, booth options, pricing and more. Submit your online application below!


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The second application deadline has passed; applications remain open until the show has sold out.

The jury will be reviewing applications on a rotating basis. We strongly encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to have the best chance of being offered a place in the Spring Show.

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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WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT ONE OF A KIND?

  • 💪 The Biggest Game In Town
    We are the largest consumer craft show in North America, hosting over 1,000 makers and 200,000 shoppers each year.
  • 📚 We've Got History
    Over our four decades, we’ve shaped the legacy of Canadian craft, fostering generations of conscious consumers and helping artisans graduate from fledgling to big time.
  • 💻 So Much More Than Sales
    Build your creative community, connect with buyers and small business experts, gain valuable market research, get access to special offers and opportunities and more!
  • 🎉 Beyond The Booth
    We are a multi-channel platform (and support system) that connects you with loyal customers, marketing opportunities and PR exposure year-round.


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 Form. You can find the link below!
  2. 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 enough the importance of good photos, as they will be the jury’s introduction to your work and will be used for marketing and PR opportunities if you are accepted to the show.
  3. 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 professional look of the show, the use of grids to hang and display your work is not permitted.
  4. 3 Studio Photos. Show us where you make the magic happen--whether it's your studio, a maker space, a commercial kitchen or your dining room table!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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, 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.
  8. Samples. If required please submit your samples to be received within 1 week of your application submission.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spring

Read The One Of A Kind Spring Show FAQ Here

Ready to Apply?

Submit your application to join us at The 2023 One Of A Kind Spring Show

Marketplace

Interested in the entry Marketplace Section exclusive to Spring?

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Got all that? You can read through our FAQ here. Otherwise, we want to see your application!


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