Event Information

MADE 2019 February Amdur Productions

Morgan Manufacturing Building
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 8479264300
Event Dates: 2/10/19 - 2/10/19
Application Deadline: 2/4/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (2019 MADE February Late App Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
This is a rolling invitation and registration event. Makers are selected based on uniqueness, quality, and creativity. Makers will be notified on an ongoing basis of their status via email.
A one day experience in Chicago.
The February MADE Show focuses on art and gifts from the heart.
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 February is only 4 days from Valentine’s Day and only 3 days from Galentine’s Day.
MADE provides Makers an 8 foot table to show and sell their best. Spaces are $270 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 Indoors at Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop, the on trend venue for what is current. MADE will be open for showing and selling from 11 am –...

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.
Reproduction and Limited Edition Prints Policy
Fine art reproductions must be clearly and individually labeled as a limited edition which is signed and numbered on the front of each piece. The method of reproduction and brief process description must be on the back.
Limited Edition Prints are printed works for which the Maker hand manipulates the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition. These hand pulled prints are considered to be originals. PrintMakers are encouraged to identify their process.

Notification and Booth Fee Payment
Once the review process is complete, all Makers will receive an email from Amdur Productions with the next steps. Please keep your email up to date with JAS to receive this information in a timely manner.
Notification of status will be emailed to each Maker directly with the email provided on the application. Accepted Makers will be required to submit their booth fee payment by January 1, 2019. Applications received after January 1, 2019 will be required to submit their booth payment within 3 days of email notification date. If the booth fee is not received by the deadline date, the Maker may forfeit his/her participation in the festival.
Credit card payments are processed directly by Amdur Productions.  All questions or concerns regarding the payment of your fees should be directed to Annette in our accounting office at 847-926-4300.
If paying with a check or money order (US Currency only) please send via US mail no later than 14 days after the registration due date. Include Maker’s name and name of festival on your check.
All checks are to be made payable to “Amdur Productions” and sent to:
Amdur Productions
PO Box 550
Highland Park, IL 60035
If you have any questions regarding status notification or our payment process please contact us.

Wait List Policy
A wait list is selected from the jury's scores in each category, and wait listed Makers are invited as cancellations occur in that particular category. Wait list Makers can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and email when a booth becomes available.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to the Makers Director, Caitlin, at Caitlin@AmdurProductions.com.
If a Maker cancels a show on or before January 10, 2019, they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid towards the booth, less $50 processing fee. Application fees and permit fees are non-refundable. No refunds after January 10, 2019.

No Show Policy
Makers who have not checked in and/or notified Amdur Productions with a message via festival phone (224-253-2330), office phone (847-926-4300), or email (info@amdurproductions.com) by 7:30 am on the first day of festival, will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.

Booth Information
Jury and Exhibit Space Fees
$20 Jury Fee (non-refundable)
$270 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.
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