If you want to sell the results of your creative endeavours, this page provides information about marketplaces for creative products and resources to support the evolution of your creative activities into a business venture.
This page also lists ways that you can get hold of lovely items created by local makers.
A list of Shops, Galleries and Exhibition venues that sell work made by Bristol artists, designers and makers can be found in the Galleries, Shops and Exhibition Venues section of our Go & See page.
Tobacco Factory Market
If you are looking for a place to sell your creative work, the Tobacco Factory Market is a good place to start. Held every Sunday at the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster, this market hosts around 40 stalls selling locally-made arts and crafts, food, and much more. To find out more visit: http://www.tobaccofactory.com. To apply for a stall email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Objets de Désir is a Bristol based boutique, situated in the heart of Clifton Village, established by Rachel Drake. Both the boutique and website showcase a specially chosen range of handmade treasures created by emerging artists and designers from around the world. Rachel welcomes work by local artists. For more information call: 07983722306, email: email@example.com or visit the website: http://www.objetsdedesir.com
MAKERS began as the collective vision of four creative friends, each with an extensive working background in Design, the Arts and Contemporary Craft. The MAKERS Shop & Gallery provides a spacious showcase where you can source locally crafted work by artists and makers. MAKERS has a number of guest makers who show and sell their work in the shop. If you think that your work might be appropriate to be sold in the shop, MAKERS are happy to speak to you about this. For more information about MAKERS see their website: http://www.makersbristol.co.uk.
Made in Bristol
For over four years Bryony Morgan has been running arts and crafts events, exhibitions and pop-up shops in venues across Bristol to celebrate, showcase and promote the wealth of local creative talent under the umbrella Made in Bristol. Every Made in Bristol project is a diverse, dynamic and unmissable celebration of Bristol’s creative heartbeat. For more information about Made in Bristol see: http://madeinbristol.blogspot.co.uk/. If you would like to find out more about whether you could sell the products of your creative activity through Made in Bristol, please email:
Paper Scissors Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Made in Britain: email@example.com
Drawn in Bristol: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pop-Up Shops: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything else: email@example.com
If you are looking to make a career out of your creative activity it is definitely worth looking at the Bristol Creatives website: http://www.bristolcreatives.co.uk. Bristol Creatives is an artist-led networking and marketing initiative for visual and applied artists in the city. Their website acts as a friendly and informal meeting place and information centre for anyone interested in the arts in Bristol. Originally set up with pilot funding from the Arts Council, they now rely on Gold Membership Subscriptions to ensure the network is financially sustainable. You can purchase a Gold Membership for Bristol Creatives for a reasonable rate. The site has lots of information for people who are involvea in the arts, including a directory of artists, information on coaching, studio availability, job opportunties and much more.
The Design Trust
The Design Trust is a national organisation that supports creative people. The Design Trust helps professional designers and craftspeople to create and run better businesses – for themselves, their families and communities, and the world. They have lots of information to help you start, run and grow your own design or crafts business. Find out more at: http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk
New Creations Coaching
New Creations Coaching offer creative coaching for individuals and organisations who would like support with their creative endeavours. For more information contact Alex Moate on (0117) 2305096, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: http://newcreationscoaching.com/
Printing Services for Artists
If you would like to reproduce your artwork as prints or greetings cards, there are a number of places in Bristol that offer high quality printing services for artists.
Mocking Bird Press
74 Oak Road
Mockingbird Press is a publishing and reproduction services for artists. They offer: short run greetings card printing, fine art giclee printing as well as being greetings card designers, printers, publishers and distributors.
Niche Frames Europe Ltd
26 Stokes Croft
Niche is a family-run business that has been custom framing since 1985. They offer a complete picture framing and digital printing service. All work is carried out on the premises in their 5,000 square foot gallery and workshop.
Tel. 0780 4700 868
212 Productions are specialists in high quality prints for artists, photographers & illustrators. They also produce hi-definition ‘Giclée’ prints on high quality archival papers & canvas.