Be an Exhibitor
If you are a designer-maker, living in the British Isles and producing handmade giftware (i.e. no mass-manufacturing) you can complete our Makers Registration Form and your details will be added to our database. Once registered, you will receive as noted below information in regards to our application process.
Application forms via email for BCTF Harrogate and London should you wish to apply.
E- Newsletters. These are sent out approximately 12 times per year and give useful information about BCTF Harrogate and London.
What is the Newcomers Gallery?
The Newcomers Gallery is an area dedicated to new emerging artists, trading for under 2 years and have not exhibited at a trade event before.
Each stand consists of a floor space 2 metres long by 1 metre in depth, with a back and side walls made of polyfoamex. The stand is fully carpeted with a personalised name board across the front.
These stands are offered at a favourable package price that includes fluorescent strip lighting and your entry in the printed BCTF show directory and a BCTF online catalogue page.
Each exhibitor in the Newcomers Gallery (Harrogate) will automatically be entered for the Newcomers Award of Excellence, sponsored by the craft&design Magazine.
Am I a Newcomer?
If you have recently graduated from university/college and/or have been in business for less than two years, you are eligible.
If you are a more experienced maker, but you have never exhibited at a trade fair, don’t worry, you can exhibit in the main part of the hall but we will still provide you with all the help and advice we offer those in the Newcomers Gallery.
Do You Meet Our Criteria?
Our criteria are simple: We only accept designer-makers of handmade work that live in, and produce their products in, the British Isles.