Before You Apply…
Please read the following information carefully.
To be considered for participation in M&G’s annual Makers Market, you must apply. Since M&G’s Makers Market is an event linked with BJU’s Homecoming, M&G has chosen to limit applicants to those artists that are BJU graduates, current and former BJU students, current BJU faculty/staff, and retired or former BJU faculty/staff. If you fit one or more of these categories, please apply!
You may only enter items that you have made or designed. By submitting your application and photos, you guarantee that the work presented is your original creation. We reserve the right to dismiss any exhibitor if they have misrepresented themselves or their merchandise, for any reason we deem appropriate. If you’re not sure that your work is eligible, please reference the FAQs.
We limit exhibitors by category to ensure a variety of goods at M&G’s Makers Market. In some cases your work could be accepted by the jury, but your category filled. In this case, your name will be added to the waiting list, and you will be notified in the event that space opens within your category.
There are 35 exhibitor positions available.
Market application registration opens at 8AM on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), and the submission period ends on Sunday, June 11 at midnight (EST).
Work will be judged on its originality, quality, distinctiveness, and innovation. The jury, which consists of BJU graduates, may accept or decline some or all the work represented by the photos accompanying an application. All submissions are presented anonymously to the jury to avoid unfair bias.
M&G’s Makers Market will be held indoors on both the main and second floors of the Welcome Center as well as outside in the student center on the BJU campus in Greenville, SC on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10AM-5PM. Admission is free, and anyone is invited to attend!
Payment of the application fee will be made by credit or debit card through M&G’s website.
Application Fee: A non-refundable $25 application fee is due with your submission.
Exhibition Fee: The exhibition fee is not collected until applicants are chosen. Once participants have been selected by the jury of graduates, M&G will email instructions for paying this fee.
Other: If you don’t operate a full-time retail business, you must obtain a special retail license for $20 from the South Carolina Department of Revenue for selling at craft shows. Locate the information about artists and crafters here under, “How to Get a Retail License.”
M&G provides only one booth size (8 ft. table) for an exhibition fee of $65 and student exhibition fee of $45. To qualify for the student rate, you must have a current undergraduate or graduate classification at Bob Jones University. Exhibition fees are only paid after the artist application has been accepted and chosen by the jury. Sharing booths is not permitted. Each exhibitor must apply and have his/her work juried individually.
M&G’s Makers Market is a family-friendly event. Participants will be asked to remove any goods not in keeping with this atmosphere.
Each individual is fully responsible for his/her booth, display, and merchandise. M&G cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, or personal injury that may occur at the event.
M&G provides: an 8 ft. table, 2 chairs per space, black floor-length tablecloth, wi-fi, and public restrooms.
By applying, you agree to M&G’s Makers Market rules outlined above.
The following categories are available for exhibitor application. Please apply for the type in which your creative work belongs:
- 2D Fine Art: prints and originals
- 3D Fine Art: ceramic, glass, wood, metal
- Fiber Art: felted, knitted, crocheted, woven, stitched
- To Wear: jewelry, clothing, purses, hair accessories, belts
- Paper Goods: stationery, handmade books, paper crafts
- Everything Else: toys, home & garden, artisan foods, supplies
As you apply, you will be required to upload 4 images and a brief description of your work. Photography is the primary way for the jury to determine the quality of your work for participation. Use images that impress, but keep the colors true, the products in focus, and the photo well-lit. Images can show detail, the brand style of your product, and multiple products at once. Please do not send images that have your name, your logo, or brand name pictured.