Artist Call: American Craft Made / Baltimore Marketplace

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Artist Call: American Craft Made / Baltimore Marketplace



American Craft Made is a series of marketplace events open to artists from across the country who are creating work that reflects the diversity of contemporary craft.

ACC’s flagship Baltimore marketplace attracts a loyal audience of over 10,000 craft collectors and customers. Now in its 47th year, the marketplace is an immersive and interactive experience that sets the stage for guests to take their love of craft to the next level. The event is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the heart of the inner harbor.


Application Deadline: August 9, 2023 (midnight PST)

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Acceptance Notification: September, 2023

When: March 15-17, 2024

Move-In Dates: March 13-14, 2024

Size: 350 exhibitors

Average Attendance: 10,000+

Standard Booth Fees:

  • 10 x 10 ft. booth = $1500
  • Corner fee = additional $400
    • Larger booth sizes will be available

What kind of work is eligible?

  • Handmade craft that reflects excellence and the unique vision of its maker or community and falls within the requirements below. 
  • Artists working in the following mediums are eligible to apply and participate: Basketry, Ceramics, Clothing, Accessories, Fiber and Textiles (Non-Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Lighting, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Wood
  • Small-studio production work made under the direct supervision of the applicant. Direct supervision requires that the artist oversees production work as it occurs and provides constant direction, feedback, and assistance.
  • Artists whose work is handmade in the United States.
  • ACC reserves the right to require authentication of the production process at any time by requesting documentary evidence.

Jury Process
Artists will be selected to participate in American Craft Made / Baltimore from an application pool juried by outside professionals in the field. Jurors will individually score each application on a scale of one to seven. Several factors will be taken into consideration for the selection process, including work samples, application answers, quality of product images, brand, composition, command of medium and technique. Presentation, storytelling and narrative will also factor into selection. Once final jury scores are submitted, ACC staff will average the scores and invite artists to participate based on scores of their work and our curatorial needs for a balanced show. Our media category goal for each show is an equal mix of Home, Jewelry and Wearables. ACC reserves the right to curate up to 20 percent of participating artists and aims to include a mix of new, established, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ artists in the marketplace. If you would like to apply for multiple media you will be required to submit an application for each medium. We will limit the number of applications to 3 per artist.

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