Frequently Asked Questions: 

Who can apply to trade at the markets?
BrisStyle welcomes all creators of local handmade to further enrich the award winning BrisStyle Market experience. Whether as a BrisStyle Member, External Marketeer, Sponsoring an event or promoting a Creative Organisation, it’s a fabulous opportunity to be supported and celebrated by one of the most vibrant creative communities in Australia.

Do I need to become a BrisStyle Member to apply for the Markets?  
No, however becoming a BrisStyle Member connects you with a host of likeminded creatives to support and share your artistic passions. Market-wise, financial members of BrisStyle automatically receive a discount on all stall fees.

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Can I trade at your markets if I don’t actually live in Brisbane itself?  
Yes, as long as you live in the BrisStyle Membership area, which encompasses all of Queensland and Northern NSW.

Our aim is to showcase all local creatives who produce distinctive contemporary local handmade, alongside those who are skilled in traditional arts and crafts.

All wares sold at the markets must be made in this local area and be of the highest quality and reflect the signature style of each artisan. This process is selective therefore all applications must be accompanied by high quality photos or link(s) to online examples of the work you intend to sell at the markets.

Can I sponsor your events?  
Yes.We’re always looking to forge new partnerships. Please email Brisstyleoffice@gmail.com to find out more information.

Can I sell pre-packaged handmade artisan food at the BrisStyle Markets?  
Yes, we’re always looking for the best pre-packaged handmade foodies to sell their wares. This process is selective therefore all applications must be accompanied by high quality photos or link(s) to online examples of the work you intend to sell at the markets.

Can I have a stall to promote my creative not for profit group?   
Yes. When available we try and offer FREE space to likeminded not for profit groups, please email BrisStyleEvents@gmail.com to find out more information.

I am a franchisee can I sell my work at the markets? 
No. The selling of franchised wares is not permissible at any BrisStyle Market.   

I design my own wares but have them made offshore can I sell them at the markets? 
No, 75% of each completed product must be produced locally by the Marketeer.

I make jewellery made completely from commercial components. Can I sell these at the BMs?  
Commercial embellishment components are permitted; however finished items using two commercially made jewellery components such as a commercially made pendant strung on a commercially made chain is not permissible. To turn this coupling into a permissible product, the marketeer must add further embellishments that reflect their signature style and assemble the chain themselves.  

Can I have an information stall where I sell services such as make up artistry or workshops?  
Services may not be sold at the markets without prior arrangement. BrisStyle may at times invite groups or individuals to offer craft related services at their stall.

What markets can I apply for? 

IMPORTANT:: Applying For December Christmas Markets BrisStyle welcomes all marketeers to apply for the December Christmas Markets however; priority will be given to those who have held BrisStyle Membership for 3 months or more at the time of application.

How much is it to have a stall at the Markets?

Brisbane Twilight Markets 

Site Description

BrisStyle Member Fee

External Marketeer Fee

3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$120     (Inc GST)

$144 (Inc GST)

Shared 3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$60   (Inc GST)

$72 (Inc GST)

Co-op Site: 1/2 trestle table shared site (90cm frontage x 75cm deep) - includes marquee, table, chair and lighting

$70     (Inc GST)

  $84 (Inc GST)

 

 

 

Food Vendors

3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$181.50 (inc GST)

 

Food Truck (3m x 6m Van Site)

$220 (inc GST)

 

 

 

 

3m x 3m Marquee & Weight Hire

$66 (Inc GST)

$72 (Inc GST)

 

 

 

Museum Twilight Markets

Site Description

BrisStyle Member Fee

External Marketeer Fee

3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$120     (Inc GST)

$144 (Inc GST)

Shared 3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$60   (Inc GST)

$72 (Inc GST)

2.5m x 2m Undercover Site

$105     (Inc GST)

  $130 (Inc GST)

Shared 2.5m x 2m Undercover Site

$52.50 (inc GST) 

$65 (Inc GST) 

Food Vendors

3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$180 (inc GST)

 

Food Truck (3m x 6m Van Site)

$220 (inc GST)

 

 

 

 

3m x 3m Marquee & Weight Hire

$66 (Inc GST)

$72 (Inc GST)

 

 

 

GREEN HEART FAIRS (Chermside + Carindale)

Site Description

BrisStyle Member Fee

External Marketeer Fee

3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$99     (Inc GST)

$118.80 (Inc GST)

Shared 3x3m Site: requiring your own marquee

$49.50  (Inc GST)

$59.40 (Inc GST)

Shared 2.5m x 2m Undercover Site

$52.50 (inc GST) 

$65 (Inc GST) 

Co-op Site: 1/2 trestle table shared site (90cm frontage x 75cm deep) - includes marquee, table, chair

 

$50 (Inc GST)

 

$60 (Inc GST)

 

 

 

3m x 3m Marquee & Weight Hire

$66 (Inc GST)

$72 (Inc GST)

 

 

 

How do I apply? 
Applications for all the BMs are done online via the BrisStyle Website . Simply look under the Markets and Events Tab for the market date you wish to apply for. 

Applying is easy just follow these 5 simple steps: 

1.     Check the 2017 BrisStyle Market Application Calendar for the opening dates.
2.     Read the 
Event Information Handbook
3.    
 Read the Risk Assessment documents for the relevant BrisStyle Market - Brisbane Twilight Market  Museum Twilight Market
4.     As the process is selective you will need to have images or links to your work ready to submit with your application.
5.     
On the day the applications open, apply via the BrisStyle website and look for the relevant Market Date to submit your form.

Before you apply:

  • All items must be handmade by the individual member / partnership.
  • 75% of each completed product must be produced locally to the member/partnership.
  • Products must be of high quality and meet relevant safety standards.
  • Your products must be unique and display your own signature style.
  • If you don’t have an online presence you must provide 1 product image per category with your application.

Additional Information:

  • For all outdoor BrisStyle Markets you will need to supply your own tables, marquees and displays and in the case of the Brisbane Twilight Market, your own battery operated lighting (unless otherwise stated).
  • If required, all musicians will be by invitation only.

When can I apply for the markets?  

The  has all the dates for when to apply for each market.

What happens if I miss the cut off date? 
Applications are open for a week and if when they close any spaces are available, a second round offer may be made. Sign up for our eNewsletter and keep an eye on our social media for updates.

What happens if I submit my form before the opening date? 
Each application is time marked therefore any applications that are submitted before the given time or date, will render your preferences ineligible and you will immediately go onto the waitlist for that particular event.                                                   

When will my payment be due once I apply for the markets? 

2017 BrisStyle Market Application Calendar  has all the dates for when payments are due. Top Tip: Download the calendar and mark the dates in your diary.

What kind of images do I need to submit?

  • As the receipt of clear high quality images forms part of your application process you will need to ensure that you submit images that meet this requirement.
  • You will need to submit 1 image per category, which you intend to sell at the markets.
  • They must reflect your signature style and show detail of finish to prove that your work is of the highest quality. 
  • If you have an online presence ie an Etsy site or website then a link to your online images will suffice as long as they depict a high level of finish and quality. 

Can you explain what the term “signature style” means? 

A signature style is one that is uniquely your own and not a direct copy of someone else’s work. It can be derivative of a classic / traditional style or contemporary trend however, it must have distinct features which make it recognisable as your own brand.

What happens if my work is not up to standard? 

 If your work is not up to standard you will be notified via email of your ineligibility. You will be encouraged at this time to request feedback in order to ensure your success in future applications. 

How can I improve my photography, visual merchandising and other business skills? 

BrisStyle’s Craft Program, offers creative development skills for all members. You can review past sessions online or book into sessionto further refine your skills.

How are sites allocated?

Applicants, who meet all the criteria, will be allocated sites on a first in, first served basis per the order applications are received. Financial members of BrisStyle Inc. will automatically receive site priority over External Marketeers. 

Can I have the same site every Market? 

Where possible we try and facilitate your request for a site next too near/another site. Only book and save participants may select a specific site number (this option is available to BrisStyle members only).

Can I share a stall with another Marketeer? 

Yes, you may share your space with one other marketeer only and you must ensure that your displays compliment one another and be of the highest standards. You will both need to apply separately. No shared sites will be permitted after applications close.

When will I be notified if I’ve been successful? 

The 2017 BrisStyle Market Application Calendar has all the dates for when your application will be confirmed for each market. NB: Your site will only be secured once your fees have been paid into the BrisStyle account by the due date. 

What happens if I have to pull out – will I get a refund? 

Please note all events are finalised at least 14 days prior to each event. No refunds will be issued less than 14 days prior to any actual market date. If you decide not to trade after the 14-day period or on the day for such reason as inclement weather, no refund will be issued.

If I hire a table or marquee and the market is relocated to an undercover area am I entitled to a refund? 

No refunds will be issued for equipment hire less than 14 days prior to any actual market date. Should any scheduled outdoor BrisStyle market or event be relocated to an undercover area, refunds will not be issued for equipment hire.

Can I on-sell my site if I am able to participate? 

You will need to notify brisstyleevents@gmail.com of your intention to on-sell your site. First preference will be given to those on the wait list. Any person taking over your site must meet all the criteria for that relevant market.

How will our customers hear about the Markets? 

All the Brisbane Twilight Markets are advertised through the Brisbane City Council’s LIVE Guide. We also spread the word via targeted online sites, local papers, magazines and social networks. Our most effective form of marketing however, has come through the combined efforts of all the marketeers so we encourage you to spread the word through all of your networks too.

Do I need Public Liability Insurance (PLI)? 

Although your site fee includes general marketeers Public Liability Insurance we highly recommended that each marketeer investigate their own individual insurance depending on their products. 

Where can I get PLI?There are many and varied places to find PLI here are just a few:

Phil Doring Insurance Brokers 07 4953 1240

http://www.flyingarts.org.au/Flying-Arts-Insurance-pg19119.html

http://www.marketeers.com.au/

http://www.marketsandfairs.com.au/insurance.html

http://www.vwa.org.au/members/insurance/

Where can I get Product Liability Insurance?  

Check with the providers above.  

Do I need EFT/Credit Card facilities? 

No. Obtaining these facilities is at the discretion of each marketeer depending on their business needs.  ATM’s are conveniently located across the road from each market location so your customers won’t have far to travel should they need extra funds.

Do I need an ABN? 

You won’t need an ABN to be a marketeer, however Queensland laws require that all businesses have anAustralian Registered Business Name (ARBN) if you are nottrading under your own personal name. Please make your own enquiries to the relevant authorities, regarding your particular situation.

Do I need my own equipment?

Yes. All marketeers will need to supply their own marquee, sandbags/weights as well as their own tables, chairs and battery powered lighting. NB: A limited amount of Marquees are available for hire from $66 (inc GST) as operational requirements permit. If you choose the Co-op option all your equipment excluding displays and lighting will be provided.

Are there any restrictions on how my stall is set up? 

You must set up your stall with concern for public safety, as well as beauty, function, and your own signature style. How and where you place your tables and display equipment within your given stall boundaries will be of your own design.

What kind of Marquee should I be using? 

We recommend that you use a marquee that is weatherproof, durable and easy to erect by one person.  Affordable marquees are readily available at all good camping outlets.

Can I hire a Marquee from BrisStyle? 

Yes. If operational requirements permit, there may be the option to hire marquees from $66 (inc GST) Marquee Hire (including sandbags. If required, please select this option on your application form.

What kind of weather protection is recommended? 

You must supply adequate weather protection for yourself during set up as well as whilst trading. Walls and tarps/plastic covers are highly recommended in wet weather conditions and must be secured when in place.

What happens if it’s raining?   

You can find all the details about BrisStyle’s wet weather plans pertaining to each BM in the Event Information Handbook.

What kind of Marquee weights are the best to use and how many will I need?  

You must supply 4x 10kg+ high quality weights and they must be securely fitted to every leg of your Marquee. You will also need weights for all freestanding display items including racks and ensure that they are secured and weighted.

Marketeers find that the best sandbags to use are those with Velcro straps, which are found at all good camping outlets.

What is the best battery operated lighting to use and where can I find some?   

Check out the Event information Handbook for some great tips on lighting. We recommend speaking to the great team at Springers Lighting.

What is the procedure for unloading and parking at King George Square for the BTM?

Check out the Event information Handbook for all the details. 

I have so many more questions what should I do?   

Take the time to re-read all the links and if you are still stuck please then email us at brisstyleevents@gmail.comand we’ll be happy to direct you to the right info.