FAQ

What is Got Craft?
Established in 2007, Got Craft? is a curated marketplace that showcases the best in independent craft and design. Got Craft? is a highly anticipated bi-annual event that is thoughtfully curated to create a one of a kind shopping experience.

When does Got Craft take place?
Got Craft? is held twice a year in the spring and holiday season. Our next event will take place on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th.

Where is Got Craft held?
Got Craft? takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre located at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver (BC).

How do I apply to be a vendor?
Online applications are available on the VENDOR PAGE. Got Craft? is a juried event and each application is carefully reviewed to ensure quality, diversity, and that it meets our aesthetic vision. A full description of the jury process can be found on page one of the application. Applicants must commit to participate on both days.

How do I find out if I have been accepted?
All applicants will be contacted via email approx. one week after the deadline date. Please note that we take all vendor fees upfront upon acceptance.

Who should apply to Got Craft?
Got Craft? is open to designers, makers, crafters, artists, and small shop owners that offer a selection of unique and diverse goods. We will consider select vendors with ethically sourced or lightly manufactured goods that fit into the show’s aesthetic. This includes fair traders and designers who may outsource the production of their goods. We highly recommend visiting the event, talking to vendors, scroll through our social media, and to visit our vendor page to get a feel of the event prior to applying.

Is booth sharing allowed?
Yes. Each vendor must submit their own application, jury fee, and swag items. Spaces are non-transferable. You may not share your space after acceptance without prior approval. If you requested to share a space and your booth mate has not been selected to participate, you will have the choice of accepting the full space.

Do you accept food vendors?
Yes, we accept food vendors inside the venue as well as food carts outside. Anyone selling food must have all the required paperwork and licensing present during sale hours. Please check with the local health authority for details. Only self-contained food carts will be considered. Please note that due to increasing insurance costs, we no longer consider vendors with alcoholic products.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?
All vendor and jury fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any submitted swag and prize items will not be returned.

I wasn't accepted. How can I receive feedback on my application?
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback. Got Craft? is very competitive and we receive more applications than available spaces, so please do not feel discouraged. Any applications not accepted will automatically be added to our wait list. 

What size booths are available?
Please see the vendor application for available booth sizes. Keep in mind that Got Craft is t--i-g-h-t when selecting a preferred booth size. If you signed up for a 6ft wide x 4ft deep space for example, your ENTIRE display must be contained within this area. This includes your table (usually 2.5ft wide x 6ft long, chair(s), signage, products, extra stock, lighting, and yourself / staff. Due to the limited number of available spaces, preferences for specific sizes are not guaranteed.

What is included in my participation?
Whether this is your first market or you already have a successful brand, Got Craft? helps to showcase your product to an engaged audience seeking to support their community. All vendor spaces include one chair and electricity. Please note that vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords and power bars. Participants will also receive inclusion on our vendor page and some will be featured on our social media, press releases, and newsletters. 

How does the waitlist work?
Got Craft? prides itself in being a highly curated show. We receive more applications then available table spaces, so please do not be discouraged. If you are not accepted, we will keep your application on file unless you request to be removed. If a confirmed vendor is unable to attend the show, we will review the remaining applications to find a suitable replacement. Generally, if a vendor making plush goods cancels, they will be replaced with another plush goods vendor.

Swag bags?
The first 50 people at the event on each day will receive one swag bag filled with goodies from Got Craft? vendors and sponsors.  Please read the vendor application for more details regarding the swag bags including what is accepted, what is not accepted, and submission deadlines. * paid attendees only.

What time do I need to arrive to get a swag bag?
We have had people line up 4 hours prior to the start time to ensure they received a bag. Although we don't have an exact guideline, we recommend arriving early.

How much does it cost to attend?
Admission is $5.00 at the door and $3.00 online in advance. Kids 12 and under are free.

Is your venue accessible?
The Croatian Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible. Please note that there is a stage inside the main auditorium that can only be accessed by a set of stairs. All aisles are approx. 7ft wide.

What about noise and crowds / sensory issues?
Got Craft? can be very busy, noisy, and crowded at times especially on Saturday and in the mornings. If you would prefer a more relaxed environment, we recommend attending after 2pm. 

Is it cash only?
The majority of our vendors accept cash, credit, and debit. There is an ATM located inside the venue, however, if you prefer to use cash, we highly recommend being prepared prior to your arrival.

Additional questions?
Contact us by email at info@gotcraft.com.

Got Craft? is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. There is no space for intolerance of any kind.