Artist Applications

Artist Applications

Join our online artists directory

Launched this fall, ACC's Online Artists Directory shares your story with craft enthusiasts to help you engage with new audiences and sell your work. We are currently accepting applications for our January 2023 jurying period. Apply by December 31, 2022, through our Directory site.

Learn More on the directory site

Artist applications for upcoming in-person marketplaces are currently closed and will open again in 2023

To be notified when applications open for future marketplaces, please join our exhibitor email list below. You'll be the first to receive details about taking part in our American Craft Made in-person events, Online Artists Directory, and other special opportunities for craft artists.

Click Here to Join Our Email List

To get a feel for what's involved in applying, view the information from our previous application period.

artist holding handwoven basketlike flower sculpture in front of show booth
artist standing with arms folded in front of handmade lampshades
Artist displaying handwoven tapestries to customer at craft show
Two people talking and smiling in booth at craft show
Person with long purple hair smiling in front of wall of handmade linens
Jewelry artist leaning on counter booth smniling at customer as they try on peice
Wearables artists holding out maroon fabric to customer at craft show booth
Couple of artists posing amid their assorted handmade bowls in their craft show booth
Artist showing students teal ceramic peices at display in craft show

Why Join Our Community of Artists

We're here to help you thrive.
Exhibiting with ACC makes you part of our family, and we design our marketplaces to not only connect you to invested customers but also inspire people around craft, invigorate creative economies, and support up-and-coming generations of artists.

Marketing to a focused audience.
To bring an engaged audience of craft appreciators to our events, we conduct national, regional, and local marketing campaigns and promote our artists to more than 71K email contacts and more than 95K followers on social media.

Our experience pays off for you.
ACC put on its first craft fair in 1966. This long history translates to a larger draw for our marketplace events and the know-how to create a smooth experience for our artists—so you can focus on making connections and selling your work.

New to ACC marketplaces? Apply as an Emerging Artist!

We recognize and support artists at different stages of their practice. If you’re new to American Craft Made and consider yourself an emerging artist, we encourage you to apply as an American Craft Made Emerging Artist (formerly known as Hip Pop). Now in its seventh year, our Emerging Artists program offers lower booth fees, show award opportunities, and extensive exhibitor support. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years. Learn more about the program.

About the American Craft Council

ACC is a national nonprofit that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. Marketplace events like American Craft Made are just one way we invest in artists’ livelihoods and help connect them to the people who will buy and cherish their work. Learn more about what we do.

Questions About Applying for our marketplaces?

Please contact the American Craft Council marketplace team at [email protected] for assistance.