Hillsborough Christmas Market – Opportunity for artists/makers

18 November 2021

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Hillsborough Christmas Market has an opportunity for four to six artists/makers to be featured in a ‘Meet the Makers’ section of the Hillsborough Christmas Market on 10 & 11 December 2021.

This dedicated ‘feature’ area of the market will showcase makers and their work in an interactive way.  This interaction could take the form of demonstration-based chats with the public and/or short hands-on ‘have a go’ features, where relevant and practical.

Each maker will also have the opportunity to sell their work.

The market is outdoors, however makers will be in a covered area. Lighting and power will be provided and tables are available on request.

A demonstration fee of £100 for each day will be paid to each participating artist/maker.


This is a lovely opportunity to make connections with new audiences and customers. The last Hillsborough Christmas Market in 2019 had over 8000 visitors (a one day event then held on a Friday evening).  Recent Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets have had around 4000 attending.


Friday 10 December, 3pm-9pm

Saturday 11 December, 10am-3pm

Hillsborough Fort, Main Street, Hillsborough Co Down


Please submit expressions of interest to Christina Hurson with subject line HILLSBOROUGH MARKET and include the following information:


  • Name
  • Discipline
  • Description of your demo – max 200 words
  • Please include some images of the kind of work that you would be making or images from previous similar events you have participated in.

Deadline 5pm Tuesday 30th November


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