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Call out for craft makers for online Christmas Craft Fair at The Base

The Base Greenham is calling out for local artists, craft makers and creators to register their interest to take part in an online Christmas Craft Fair, to take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November.

Last year The Base held their very first Christmas Fair which saw local makers and creators come together to sell high quality gifts for the festive season. As an in person fair in the gallery will not be possible this year due to social distancing restrictions, across the weekend of 21 and 22 November The Base will be running a celebration of all things arts and crafts in a fantastic online Christmas shopping event. The Base is welcoming applications from those who would like to take part and sell their creations.


Featuring across The Base’s website and social media platforms, there will be a maximum of twenty different makers selected for each day, and each maker will have a dedicated profile page on The Base’s website, with their creations shared on Instagram and a dedicated Facebook event page.


Selections will be made by a panel of The Base team members across departments and will be based on quality, product range, pricing and originality to ensure there is a broad range of different products and mediums represented. Due to the format of this year’s fair, it is also essential that all applicants have e-commerce functionality via their websites, active business social media profiles, professional quality product images and are able to actively participate in content creation for the day they are selected for.


Stephanie Johnson, Audience Development & Experience Manager at The Base, says "We’re thrilled to be able to bring together crafters and makers in this wonderful celebration of local talent. This Christmas is going to be very different for everyone and what could be better than receiving a handmade, bespoke present knowing you have supported a small scale independent. Our aim is to bring people together through the arts and even when we can’t physically do that, we’ll still find a way virtually!"


Applications close on Sunday 25 October. More information about this online event, as well as further information about the requirements and submission process, can be found online at www.thebasegreenham.co.uk.

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