• Makers at the Market Application 2023

    Thank you for your interest in applying to be a vendor in the Makers at the Market!
    Location (outdoors): Brown Line CTA Plaza, adjacent to the Farmers Market in the parking lot at W Leland & N Lincoln Avenue.
    Market dates: Thursday, June - August
    Market time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

    This Application of Interest is for one or more dates in the weekly Market.

    Makers area defined by this market as artists, photographers, designers, writers, and food artisans. We also welcome creatives/collectors who cultivate relationships and curate offerings from a selection of makers.

    Vendor selection will be based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
    - A complete application of all required fields,
    - Vendors who are based in the City of Chicago,
    - Vendor's positive history with LSRCC (if applicable),
    - Market product needs / assortment, and
    - Vendor's online presence (website look and feel, as well as social media following/engagement).

    IMPORTANT: tents, weights, tables, chairs, or any other equipment are the responsibility of each vendor. LSRCC does not provide equipment.

    Email jeff@lincolnsquare.org
    Please provide vendor contact information for the person who will be responsible for communicating with LSRCC during the application process. If your application is approved, you will be able to add additional contacts at that time (if onsite contact will differ).
    I am a member of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce *
    Vendor Business Address
    if applicable
    if applicable
    if applicable
    Primary Contact Name
    A Pop-Up Retail Merchant License is issued to any organizer of a short-term trade show, exhibition, event, etc. taking place in the City of Chicago where there will be vendors selling merchandise or providing services outside. Your FEIN/IDOR # is required for LSRCC to obtain this license.
    Please select the Market date(s) and number of vending spaces needed. Vendor pricing is $50 per market date per each 10'x10' space for LSRCC members, and $75 per market date per each 10'x10' space for non members. $25 of the fee covers your Pop-Up Retail Merchant License required by the City of Chicago Market takes place weekly on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm beginning June 8 through August 31. (No market on June 1).
    Market Date(s) of Availability *
    Please select all dates you would like to participate. LSRCC will try to incorporate as many vendors as possible, so not all date requests may be accepted.
    1/2 space requests are accepted by two vendors opting to share (see below).
    Each vendor is required to submit an application.
    Vending Tent Size *
    If you are sharing a space, both vendors must submit an application.
    Vending Tent FEE *
    If you are sharing a space, both vendors must submit an application.
    The following information will be utilized by LSRCC in vendor lineup by date in order to ensure a unique variety of items.
    Fill in projected vending cost based on vending tent size and market dates of availability selected. Once your application, dates and tent size are approved, you will be notified of confirmed details and total fee to be invoiced.
    If you prefer to upload a product list, please write "list attached" in the text box above. (Maximum file size 10MB).
    Please type "N/A" if you have not participated in any Markets from 2022 to the present.
    General Requirements ***** Requirements subject to change. ***** Non-refundable registration fee and all supporting documentation must be submitted THREE WEEKS prior to market date. The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) is not responsible for applications that do not include the necessary documentation. Vendors with outstanding debt to LSRCC will not be allowed to participate until outstanding financial obligations are rectified. ***** Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance to the market. Due to the capacity of the Lincoln Square Makers at the Market, vendor selection will be based on offerings, completion of paperwork and payment. The Makers at the Market Committee reserves the right to limit the number of Vendors. Makers at the Market vendors must supply their own tent(s), weights, tables, etc. LSRCC does not provide any market equipment. ***** To qualify for LSRCC membership, application must be filed by May 1, 2023. ***** ***** All Makers at the Market participants and their employees are expected to serve as a positive representation of the community and at no time should there be any illegal activities taking place by market participants. Any vendor found in violation of these rules can be fined and immediately removed from the event and prosecuted at the organizer's discretion. ***** LSRCC, employees, related providers and participating sponsors shall NOT be responsible for any injury, loss or damage that may occur to the vendor, its employees or property prior to, during or subsequent to the period covered by the vending contract. The vendor signing this contract expressly releases all of the aforementioned from any and all claims from such loss, damage or injury. ***** LSRCC is grateful for the support of our sponsors. All vendors are expected to work with our sponsors and follow contract specifications when applicable. ***** This event may be photographed and videotaped for marketing purposes. By participating in this event you hereby consent to the use of your likeness or image in those photographs or video for future promotional consideration by Lincoln Square Makers at the Market and/or the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. ***** Mistreatment of market staff or volunteers will not be tolerated. LSRCC reserves the right to remove any individual/company from the event and ban from future LSRCC markets/special events. *****
    Acknowledgement of Rules & Guidelines
    Checkbox *
    I have read and understand the 2023 Makers at the Market Rules and Guidelines. I understand that if I am accepted to become a vendor at the Lincoln Square Makers at the Market that the Makers at the Market Manager and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce reserve the right to terminate any vendor agreement, and remove a vendor from the Market at any time for failure to comply with this document or for any other reason, and agree to withdraw from the Market if asked to do so.
    Please Type Full Name
    Format: M/d/yyyy



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