The 2022 Call for Artisans is now OPEN! Click the button below to go to the application form and apply.

We are so excited that you are interested in applying to be one of our amazing Artisans at the Deer Lake Craft Festival!

The dates of the event is November 18, 19, 20, 2022.  The event is hosted by the Burnaby Arts Council, located at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

The deadline to apply for the Deer Lake Craft Festival is May 31, 2022. Artisans will be juried after the application closes and successful vendors will be notified in June 2022.

You will need the following information ready to fill out the application:

  1. Your business information (Name, contact information)
  2. Product photos
  3. Social media handles and website URL

This is a comprehensive application that will take approximately 30-minutes to complete.

This form is best suited to be filled out on a desktop, due to our aging website template. Apologies for the inconvenience!

Before you begin your application, please review our event policies here or click on the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are a few commonly asked questions regarding the festival. You can find more detailed information here.

Do I need to have a valid BAC membership to apply as a new vendor?

No, anyone can submit an application. Accepted vendors are required to sign up for membership once you receive your invitation to participate as a vendor in the festival.

You can review our current membership benefits here and sign up on our website here.

If I am not successful this year, will I be placed on the waitlist?

Booth cancellations are rare and infrequent. If you are placed on the waitlist, there is a very low chance that a spot will open up for the festival. We receive an overwhelming number of applications from jewelry and soap vendors, so please consider applying next year for an opportunity to be featured at the market.

Until full payment is received for space rental, your spot is not guaranteed. If we do not receive your payment by the specified deadline, your spot will be given to the next available artisan.

What happens if I discover the application after the deadline closes?

We will not be accepting new artisans for the waitlist after the application deadline closes due to the high volume of applications that come in. Please keep an eye out for the application for the following year.

Can I save my application progress and come back later?

Yes, you are able to save your application to be completed at a later time. Please navigate to the end of the form and click on Save and Continue Later.