Event Information

MADE 2018

Morgan Manufacturing
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)

Event Dates: 12/16/18 - 12/16/18
Application Deadline: 12/9/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (MADE Application Fee 2018): $15.00


Event Summary

This is a rolling invitation and event registration. We will invite Makers based on first come, first juried, and by scores. Makers will be notified on an ongoing basis via email.


A one day experience in Chicago

MADE. A carefully curated experience showcasing handmade, tailor made, custom made, homemade, loft made, city made, kitchen made, well made, finely made, creatively made, uniquely made, precisely made, beautifully made, perfectly made, outrageously made, delicately made, in-your-face made, and deliciously made.

MADE. It’s about the passion Makers put into what they do…and the work they make.  

MADE. A different kind of show, featuring everything made by hand, by Makers and the work they love to make.  From art to food, clothing to lotions, stationary to furniture…MADE is the place to show it and sell it.

MADE. The newest, best, quirkiest, most exciting sampling of art, food, drinks, décor, accessories, and fashion.  

MADE.  A day for those in search of the next great thing to come see, taste, drink, try on, wear, enjoy, fall in love with, buy and own.  

MADE is 8 days before Christmas, and two weeks before New Years.

MADE provides Makers an 8 foot table to show and sell their best. Spaces are $250 per Maker.

To be in MADE send us four images of what you make, one of the images can be how you display your makings.

MADE. Sunday,  December 16, 2018. Indoors at Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop, the on trend venue for what is...

General Information
MADE Facts
  • Urban show
  • Dolly into the show
  • Power available
MADE Information
  • Maker Spaces: About 100 spaces  
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist Makers from load in to load out.
  • Maker Parking: We give our best efforts to work with local lots to provide discounted parking for Makers.
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for Makers throughout the entire festival
  • Break Room: A Maker break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for Makers.
  • Hotel Rooms: Amdur Productions works with a company that provides discounts at local hotels and rental properties for each festival.
  • Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show. Professional public relations ensure high visibility for this festival. 

MADE Eligibility
  1. All artwork submitted to jury, displayed and presented for sale at MADE must be created, designed and made or made under the direct supervision of the accepted Maker(s). All artwork shown must be for sale.
  2. A Maker may apply in more than one category, but not twice in the same category.
  3. Jewelry created through fabrication and casting is allowed if the original casts are made by the Maker.
  4. No factory produced items may be shown.
  5. Photography/Digital art: Original work made by the hands of the photographer is allowed.
  6. Makers must design their work.
  7. The Maker certifies that images submitted represent their current original work and represent the work that will be displayed at the festival.
  8. Collaborators (up to two Makers in total) producing a single item qualify as an exhibitor. A collaborator is not an employee or helper. If Makers enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and work shown must be signed by both.
  9. “Buy/sell” items are strictly prohibited from all or part of a Maker’s booth. Buy/Sell is any art or object that is purchased from a manufacturer or Maker other than the Maker and sold at a festival as “original” work. The restriction of buy/sell work is in ALL categories.
Festival Policies
  1. Acceptance is non-transferable. Tables cannot be split without show permission.
  2. MADE is a drug-free environment. Smoking is not allowed inside Morgan Manufacturing.  
  3. Accepted Makers must be present during festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted Makers’ attendance, unless express exception is granted in special circumstances.
  4. Only work in the category accepted through the jury process is allowed. See Amdurproductions.com for full info.
  5. Discount/sales signs, and ribbons from other shows are not allowed.
  6. Each Maker is responsible to collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.

Booth Information
Exhibit Space Fees
$250 Exhibit Space Fee
Maker Space
Spaces are 8’ X 5’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Only one Maker’s work or the work of two approved collaborating Makers may be displayed per space. Makers must keep their area clean and orderly. Double deep or double wide spaces are available.
Special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please include all space requests on the registration form after acceptance.
During MADE, all displays will be visited by a MADE representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the MADE Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the MADE policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the MADE or refusal of future MADE participation.