Sunderland Art Market plays host to a showcase of local talent - creative artists and makers selling only handmade work created in the North East.  There's hot food, drinks, a chance to meet our studio holders, give-it-a-go events and demonstrations too.

Come and try your hand at throwing on a potter's wheel, or at blacksmithing, right here at our city centre site.

Artists & Makers - Showcase your work

If you'd like to showcase your work at one of our Sunderland Art Markets, please complete and return the application form below along with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance certificate and some photos of your work.

The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd June, and we'll finalise all applications by Monday 10th June.

We have indoor exhibition space and a small number of outdoor spaces.  Outdoor exhibitors will need to bring their own gazebo for outdoor pitches.  We have a limited number of indoor pitches available with access to electricity for £5 additional fee per pitch.  All electrical items must be PAT tested.  We reserve the right to ensure any non PAT-tested items at the event are removed from pitches.

Setup is between 8am and 10am on the morning of the show.  There may be an opportunity at each event to set up the evening before the show; this will be confirmed closer to the time in the exhibitor pack sent out to successful applicants.

Stalls will be situated in both 29 and 31 Norfolk Street with guides and signage directing visitors between areas.  Hot food and drinks will be sold at 29 Norfolk Street with an additional rest area at 31 Norfolk Street.

Each exhibitor will be allocated a six foot pitch and will need to provide their own table and chair.  There is no on-site parking; the nearest parking is less than 100 feet away.  The private car park next to the council car park offers an all day parking pass for less than £5.


Autumn show: Sunday 29th September 2019

Trading hours: 10am - 6pm

Cost per pitch: £35

To coincide with Pride Sunderland event in Sunniside

Christmas show: Saturday 7th December 2019

Trading hours: 10am - 6pm

Cost per pitch: £35

To coincide with Sunderland Festival of Light in Sunderland City Centre

Event Marketing

Each applicant will be promoted to our audience of 2,500+ followers on the MBC Arts Wellbeing Facebook page, as well as via paid social media campaigns, in local What's On listings, press releases, through paid advertising in local media publications and via key cultural stakeholder organisations across the city.  An events page will be created on Facebook and we will promote individual exhibitors and their work via this channel.

Our aim is to advertise each event to 20,000+ local people.  We will ensure each event is advertised to a minimum of 10,000 local people.

Next Steps & Booking Terms

Please download and complete the application form, and return along with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance certificate and 1-3 images of your work to the email address on the form.

We'll acknowledge your application within 48 hours and you'll receive notification of the outcome of your application by email.  If successful, we'll attach a request for payment to secure your booking.


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