Artist Applications

Artist Applications

American Craft Made

Applications for our 2022 in-person marketplaces have closed


Details on applying for our 2023 season have yet to be announced. Join our exhibitor mailing list to be the first to receive information about our upcoming marketplace applications and other opportunities for artists. Read more about our previous application period here.

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Artist displaying handwoven tapestries to customer at craft show
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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.

About Our Baltimore and St. Paul Events

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Photo from our craft marketplace event at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Now in its 45th year, the Baltimore marketplace is our flagship show and takes place at the impressive Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. With an average attendance of 17K annually, this highly competitive and prestigious show is a must-attend event for the craft community, attracting artists, buyers, and craft appreciators from across the United States. Total retail artist sales for our 2019 Baltimore show came to an estimated $5.2M. Learn more.

Now in its 34th year, the St. Paul marketplace’s established show attracts a loyal regional audience, many of whom are collectors. The event draws 8K attendees on average from Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis (where ACC has its headquarters) and St. Paul, as well as western Wisconsin. It’s held at Saint Paul RiverCentre, a premiere facility in the heart of downtown. Total artist sales for our 2019 St. Paul show came to an estimated $1.2M. Learn more.

We will not be hosting marketplaces in Atlanta or San Francisco in 2022. As we rebuild our team following the pandemic, relaunching our in-person marketplaces with our flagship event in Baltimore and hometown event in St. Paul will lay the foundation for a more robust marketplace schedule in the coming years. We are also investing in a diverse and innovative mix of new offerings for artists that will include both in-person and online opportunities, with our Baltimore and St. Paul events paving the way.

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.