IF YOU’RE AN artisan who produces handmade or independent work, and you’d like to participate in the long-term project that is The Makers Shed, please click through the options below.
The key to working with us is to understand that we are not your average ‘dump and run’ outlet, where you bring/deliver work and expect us to sell it for you.
While we will process all sales and pass your profits on to you in a timely fashion, we know by experience that sales of handmade art of any kind benefit greatly from the energy of the artisan, meeting your customer base, and sharing your story and skills with them.
There are a variety of ways you can get involved:-
- Share your skills and sell work at one of our quarterly High Country Handmade Showcase events.
- Have your books curated into the bookshop at via the High Country Indie Book Award.
- Hire The Shed and run your own creative workshop.
- Apply to exhibit your art in our gallery area using the email form below.
- What you can expect from us: promotion of your work and events to our customers; affordable Handmade Showcase fees of just $15 per event; a low commission of 25% for all bookshop/gallery sales with timely distribution of your profits back to your bank account; plenty of word-of-mouth advertising across multiple social media sites; longevity, because we are here to stay and succeed for all artisans who work with us!
- What we expect from you: cross promotion of our venue to your customers and social media accounts; stocking your work at The Shed for at least three months concurrent with the season; at least one appearance at The Shed per season, e.g. you give a creator’s talk, workshop, class, or attend our High Country Handmade Showcase events with your stall. We want your customers to meet and know you!
- Products we work with: handmade goods of high quality: that is, you have created/made them or you know who has, and their work has been paid for ethically or given voluntarily; independently-produced/published products, such as books and CDs, ideally printed in Australia.
- Products we don’t work with: non-handmade goods that have been predominantly made offshore; products that the seller has had little or no role in the creation of; products masquerading as ‘handmade’ or ‘Australian Made’.
To have your work considered for our shop/gallery space, please read our terms and conditions and contact us via the following form:-