Why is the show juried?

The word “jury” is commonly used in regard to a professional show such as ours. However the term ‘curate’ is more descriptive of the process. We are not “judging” makers, we are simply selecting the makers whose items are the best fit for our show – those who will have the best chance of success with the shopper demographic we attract.

We limit the number of exhibitors per category; and our makers do not have to compete with imported and mass-produced items as we only accept handmade products. We strive to maintain a high level of quality and variety in those items offered at the show, thus ensuring we do not saturate the show with any one type of craft.

Also, our curating team are local artists who have enjoyed a long career making and selling art but who no longer display at shows. Therefore all applicants can rest assured they will not be disadvantaged or rejected based on any bias or competition with those who are curating the event.

The Nova Scotia Art and Craft Show reserves the right to accept or reject applications at its discretion to balance the style and content of the event for the benefit of all who attend.  It is our goal to promote and support Nova Scotia makers, everything we do is with that goal in mind. We reserve the right to permit up to 20% of out of province makers if space allows after consideration of all Nova Scotia applicants who will be given first preference.