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In partnership with Urban Craft Uprising, Business Impact NW is excited to offer a limited number of FREE vending opportunities to new and emerging craft businesses. Starting now through August 28, 2023, 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. Please note that each opportunity has a unique application deadline. One application can be used to submit to multiple shows.

Business Impact NW will be breaking up days and tables 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.

We are looking to fill scholarship spots at:

Date Event An application MUST be submitted before: 
April 14-16, 2023 Camp ThunderCraft March 24 - This is not a selling event
May 13, 2023 Edmonds Spring Fest March 13
June 24, 2023 Gobble Up Seattle SLU May 1
July 29 & 30, 2023 Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show May 22
August 12, 2023 Tacoma Summer Fest June 26
November 18th, 2023 GobbleUpSeattle August 28
December 1st-3rd, 2023 Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show August 28

You can learn more about these events here.

Who Should Apply? 

Crafters who sell handmade products, including makers, artisans, designers, packaged and prepared foods, and food trucks. This program does not accept vendors selling imported products. All products that you are applying with must be US-made.

Priority will be given to applicants who identify as:

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

Each opportunity has a unique deadline. With one application, you can apply to multiple opportunities throughout the year. If you need to update information at any time, please submit an updated application,  we will only review the most recent application from each business.


Scholarship awardees must be or agree to become a Business Impact NW client and plan to have one of the following courses completed:

  • Launch and Grow Virtual or in-person course*
  • Grow and Thrive Virtual or in-person course*
  • Aspire Virtual Course
  • Hybrid Small Business Digital Accelerator 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

*Denotes a paid program with scholarships and discounts available


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

If you are looking for business support to apply and prepare for one of Urban Craft Uprising’s 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!


Urban Craft Uprising Scholarship Application



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


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