Market & Vending Opportunities Scholarship
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:
|An application MUST be submitted before:
|April 19-21, 2024
|April 1st (Not a selling event)
|May 11, 2024
|Edmonds Spring Fest
|June 8, 2024
|Bend Handmade Market (OR)
|June 29, 2024
|Gobble Up Seattle SLU
|July 27 & 28, 2024
|Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show
|August 17, 2024
|Coastal Craft Uprising (OR)
|November 9, 2024
|Gobble Up Portland (OR)
|November 15-16, 2024
|Gobble Up Seattle
|December 6-8, 2024
|Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
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:
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.
- Launch and Grow Virtual or in-person course*
- Grow and Thrive Virtual or in-person course*
- Aspire Virtual Course
- Market Ready Virtual Hybrid Course
- Small Business Digital Accelerator Hybrid Course
- On-Demand Loan Readiness Certificate Program and met 1:1 with a Business Coach
- On-demand Start Smart Course and met 1:1 with a Business Coach
- On-demand Farm Finance Course and met 1:1 with a Business Coach
- Market Ready Crash Course (for Vancouver Farmers Market vendors) on 3/18 and met 1:1 with a Business Coach
- Market Ready Crash Course (for Vancouver Farmers Market vendors) on 3/19 and met 1:1 with a Business Coach
*Launch & Grow and Grow & Thrive Courses are programs with a fee, each with scholarships and discounts available. All other course offerings are free.
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!