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Business Impact NW, in partnership with partner organizations across the Pacific Northwest, is excited to offer a limited number of NO COST vending opportunities to new and emerging craft businesses, valuing up to $500. Scholarship opportunities will be available and are well-suited for crafters who may be interested in vending at large craft shows but with a smaller commitment. Opportunities will range from larger shows to farmers markets to smaller events. Please note that each opportunity may have a unique application deadline. One application can be used to submit to multiple shows. 

Business Impact NW will be breaking up days and tables (via booth sharing) to provide manageable opportunities for beginning businesses. Additionally, broad business support will be provided to help vendors plan and meet the high demands of these opportunities. 

FOR URBAN CRAFT UPRISING EVENTS, WE ARE LOOKING TO FILL SCHOLARSHIP SPOTS AT: 

Date  Event  An application MUST be submitted before:  
April 19-21, 2024  Camp ThunderCraft  April 1st (Not a selling event) 
May 11, 2024  Edmonds Spring Fest  March 18th  
June 8, 2024  Bend Handmade Market (OR)  March 24th  
June 29, 2024  Gobble Up Seattle SLU  April 7th  
July 27 & 28, 2024  Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show  April 26th  
August 17, 2024  Coastal Craft Uprising (OR)  May 16th  
November 9, 2024  Gobble Up Portland (OR)  September 1st  
November 15-16, 2024  Gobble Up Seattle  September 1st  
December 6-8, 2024  Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show  September 1st  

You can learn more about these events here. 

Who Should Apply? 

Crafters who sell handmade products, including makers, artisans, designers, farms, packaged and prepared foods and food trucks. All products that you are applying must be US-made. 

Priority will be given to applicants who identify as: 

  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Immigrant 
  • Refugee 
  • Military-connected 
  • BIPOC  

With one application, you can apply to multiple opportunities throughout the year for scholarship opportunities totaling up to $500. These funds only cover vending fees to our approved partners that offer these opportunities to our clients.    

If you need to update information at any time, please submit an updated application, and we will only review the most recent application from each business. Some opportunities may have a unique deadline. 

Requirements

Scholarship awardees must be or agree to become a Business Impact NW client and plan to have one of the following courses completed before the event/deadline to apply for the event you are choosing: 

*Launch & Grow and Grow & Thrive Courses are programs with a fee, each with scholarships and discounts available. All other course offerings are free.

Notice

To ensure scholarship spots are given to businesses who could not otherwise participate in Urban Craft Uprising or other events, businesses will only be allowed one active application with Business Impact NW or Urban Craft Uprising. If your scholarship application is not accepted by Business Impact NW, you can apply directly to the websites for that event for their waitlist; deadlines are subject to change. 

If you are looking for business support to apply and prepare for these vending events but would like to leave the scholarship opportunity for someone else, our regular one-one business coaches and classes are FREE and open to you regardless of the scholarship! 

 

Market & Vending Opportunities Scholarship Application

 

QUESTIONS?

To request further information, please contact info@businessimpactnw.org

 

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