E.M.E.R.G.E. Craft Show Incubator

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E.M.E.R.G.E. – Emerging Makers Establishing Roots at Guild Events

Up to ten spaces are available as part of our E.M.E.R.G.E. incubator program within each of the Pennsylvania Guild’s existing craft shows. A unified row of booths will highlight the style and innovation of the newest handmade movement. It’s a great opportunity for young (and new) makers and designers to meet the Guild’s craft-loving, affluent customer base.

All five shows are established regional attractions reaching over 100,000 craft collectors in a year. Applying through this program provides upgraded amenities at our indoor shows and a reduced booth rate at our oudoor shows – both in manageable space with centralized exposure.

Membership is required. This is a one year program (whether you exhibit at 1 or 5 shows).  Limited availability.

Deadline is ongoing: first deadline is January 18


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member to apply?

No, you do not need to be a member when submitting an application. However, you do need to join the Guild if accepted into the program.

Are there any restrictions based on experience?

The program is focused on artists and craftspeople with less than three years of combined craft show experience.

Are there any restrictions based on age?

No. The program is open to all ages.

How much does it cost?

All regular prices are reduced for this program.  It’s only $10 to apply. If accepted, you are required to be a member, which costs between $55 and $75. EMERGE booth fees for each individual show vary between $375 in Philadelphia to $350 for a 5’x10′ in Wilmington and Lancaster.

What’s included in a booth fee for the EMERGE program?

At the outdoor shows we only include the space. You’re responsible for bring a 10’x10′ canopy tent. At the indoor shows we provide pipe and drape, electricity and wireless internet access.

Is there a special designation during the show that indicates I’m an EMERGE artist?

Yes, we include a little icon in the show program to denote your status and we also provide an 11×17 poster to show in your booth space to indicate your status at the show.