APPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE EVENTS REMAIN OPEN 

APPLICATIONS

Rules & FAQ

What are the Hours of Operation? What time is set-up?
Hours of Operation:

Friday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm




Set up:
Thursday: TBD

Friday: TBD

Saturday : 9:00am – 9:45am

Sunday : 9:00am – 9:45am




We ask that artists and food vendors are finished setting up by 3:45pm on the Friday of the event date. Doors open on Friday at 4:00pm, and at that point every space should be completely ready. Remember that there are going to be many other artists and musicians setting up, so it’s necessary to arrive on time.



Leaving early:
We have a policy that artists should not leave before the end of the event. If there is a pressing concern, or emergency, please inform us at the event before packing up. If there is no valid reason, this will affect your involvement with the MC in the future.



Where is the venue located?
The event is located at the The Big Four Building. The address is 1801 Big Four Trail SE.



Should I bring anything else for my table?
Yes! We encourage all artists to bring anything you want to decorate your space. Table cloths, shelves, anything!

What time does the Market Collective end?
The Market Collective runs until 6pm on Sunday, at which time we will start take down.


What form of payment is there at the Market Collective?
Because artists and food vendors keep 100% of their commission, artists are responsible for their own payments. Please bring any systems that you use and your own float! There will be ATMs available on-site for people to withdraw money. We have extra Squares available if you forget or break yours at the event as well.



What if I need to cancel my table?
To obtain a full refund, artists and food vendors must cancel no later than 6 weeks before the event date. A $50 administration fee will be charged on all refund requests.



How do we know what table is ours?
We will have a floor plan set up and copies will be available at the entrance of the space. Find your name and you will find your corresponding number. Every table is numbered and there’s also a floor plan that shows the tables and their numbers.



Is my work/equipment safe to leave overnight?
Yes, the building is a secure and safe space to confidently leave your work or equipment overnight. However, please note that Market Collective is not liable for lost or stolen items.

Booth Fee

Each space includes:
3 days of the event (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
2 chairs

6’ x 5’ Booth – $385 +gst

10’ x 6’ Booth – $495 +gst
This is the option for artists who want a table with room for racks.

10’ x 10’ Booth – $605 +gst

20’ x 10’ Booth – $1150 +gst

6’ X 5’ ACAD Sponsored Booth - $192.50 +gst
For first time applicants that are ACAD students or ACAD alumni. One space will be offered at a 50% discount through this sponsorship for each MC weekend.

6’ X 5’ Debut MC Sponsored Booth - Free For first time applicants. One artist will be chosen per market to receive a free 6' x 5' booth. A $50 deposit fee required but this will be refunded on the event date.

Non-Profit Discount - 15%

Newcomers Discount - 10%

Special notes
   - Artists are welcome to share their space with another artist (both need to apply). Food Vendors are also welcome to share their space with another food vendor (both need to apply).
   - The Booth Fee should be paid within a week of artist acceptance. (Please read below for payment options)
   - If you have any specific requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.


Payment Options:
You can pay for your booth in four ways:
   1. Email transfer
   2. Cheque
   3. Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX)
   4. Paypal

Food Vendor Information

   - Prepared food products are permitted at the Market Collective. These items can be prepared off-site and sold at the MC, or prepared off-site and heated on site to serve.

   - Access to water is provided upon request.

   - Access to electricity is provided upon request.

   - Each food vendor must comply with all AHS rules.

   - Each vendor must comply with our environmental expectations and Green Event Services’ Low Waste Event Standards. Our goal is a zero waste event. All food ware and sampling items must be certified compostable, and approved by Green Event Services prior to the event.

   - All food vendors are responsible for providing their own hand washing station and planning their space accordingly to accommodate this station.





Each space includes:
   - 3 days of the event (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
   - 2 chairs

Non-Profit Discount - 15%

Newcomers Discount - 10%

Special notes
   - Artists are welcome to share their space with another artist (both need to apply). Food Vendors are also welcome to share their space with another food vendor (both need to apply).
   - The Booth Fee should be paid within a week of artist acceptance. (Please read below for payment options)
   - If you have any specific requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.


Payment Options:
You can pay for your booth in four ways:
   1. Email transfer
   2. Cheque
   3. Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX)
   4. Paypal

Jury Criteria

Quality
Your work should be thoughtfully designed and created with a high level of craftsmanship. It is finished, professional, and consistent.



Local
We want to support creatives from our city, province, and country. Your work must be locally made or locally designed.



Presentation
Your photos are polished and show off your work in the best possible light. Your booth set-up is eye-catching and expresses your unique identity.



Pricing
Your price range falls within the normal range for MC. We look for work that fits the market context and does not undervalue your work while also remaining accessible for our visitors.

 Growth
We want to see change and progression in your work. We like those who show their ability to evolve over time.



Presence
We want to see engaging personalities that create a fun atmosphere. MC is not just a market, it's a community.



Unique
Your work stands out from others in the same category. We look for innovation and strive for a diverse market with no saturation in any one category.

Thanks so much for your support.