Call for Submissions: Centre[3] Harriet Street Art and Craft Market

The call opens November 10th 2023 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: December 22nd 2023 11:59pm EST

Centre[3] invites proposals from artists, artisans, craftspeople, and designers or all mediums to participate in a two-day art and craft market at our Digital Labs and Makerspaces at 29 Harriet Street. The Market will take place on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th


Centre[3]’s Members’ Gallery Space is committed to the following objectives:

  • Provide Centre[3] members and the wider community a space to share and sell their artwork, craft, and products in an engaging environment.
  • Support local artists, artisans, craftspeople, and designers to build community and make connections



  • Anyone can apply to the market. Table fees are $50 for Centre[3] Members and $150 for non-members. If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a member,  please visit our website (, or get in touch with us via email ( before you submit your proposal. 
  • Priority will be given to regional applicants.
  • Centre[3] welcomes submissions from artists at all stages of their careers and strongly encourages submissions from equity-seeking communities. This includes Indigenous, Black and racialized persons, women, members of the LGBTTIQQ2SA+ community and persons with disabilities.



  • All applications are subject to review by the selection committee.
  • Applications can only be accepted electronically via email or our submission form
  • Application packages submitted via email must include the following information. 
    • Preferred name and pronouns
    • Vendor or business name
    • Email or best contact information 
    • Artists CV (max. 2 pages)
    • Artists/Vendor Bio (max. 250 words)
    • Visual Support Materials (max. 5 numbered support images or videos)
      • Please name files as follows: lastname_01, lastname_02 etc. JPG)

  • Submissions may be made individually, as a duo, or as a group/collective.
  • All works must be original.
  • Vendors must process their own sales, wifi is available on-site.  
  • Centre[3] will provide tables, tablecloths and chairs.


  • 29 Harriet Street is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. There is free parking beside and across from the building with a drive-up liftgate for loading and unloading art and merchandise. There is a flight of interior stairs leading into the makers’ space from the front door entrance and a half flight of grated metal stairs leading into the makers’ space side door entrance. 

“Community arts hub offers affordable lifeline for Hamilton’s creatives”

Leaning against a long table at her spacious art studio, Elissa Barber thinks back to a time when space was limited.

An artist since 2013, the 40-year-old never had a designated workspace before last summer, instead plying her trade “anywhere and everywhere” that had enough room to build and store art.

In recent years that meant her family home — more specifically, a tight, 100-square-foot bedroom intended to be a play space for her daughter. From a financial perspective, Barber says it made sense because studio rents ballooned during COVID. But from a working standpoint, not so much.

“When you’re an artist and work from home, there’s no boundaries. Your work spills into different rooms, it takes over your home,” she says.