OPEN CALL: Give Back Holiday Market Vendors


On December 14 + 15 Textile Arts Center’s Brooklyn Studio will be transformed into our fourth annual Give Back Holiday Market, a holiday shopping experience dedicated to supporting artisans and the social causes we believe in.  We are calling on you to PARTICIPATE!


TAC will be fundraising with drop in textile activities and programming throughout this joyful weekend including AIR OPEN STUDIOS and holiday happy hour (stay tuned!).


Each year the Give Back Holiday Market is a great success due to community efforts and incredible talent.  We have raised thousands for worthy causes in what has become an annual tradition. This year all funds raised will go to Brooklyn Community Services;


Brooklyn Community Services envisions One Brooklyn Community where everyone can realize their full potential.


Our mission is to empower children, youth, adults and families to overcome the obstacles they face. Together we partner with our community to ensure opportunities for all to access an excellent education, jobs, safe and affordable housing, quality health care and wellness programs."



This year to support local artisans, we’ll be granting space (roughly 6ft x 4ft) to selected vendors. In return, we ask that you donate $100 to the featured non-profit partner Brooklyn Community Services.  The $20 application fee is also a donation to BCS. 


Applications are due November 24. Selected vendors will be notified by November 26.




The Give Back Holiday Market will be on Dec. 14 + 15 from 12-6 pm. Load in will be 11 am on Dec. 14. The market will be located at 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY.


Table shares are welcome, but both vendors need to apply on the same application. 


Each selected participant will receive a 6ft x 4ft space, which includes 2 chairs and one table (approximately 5ft x 2.5 ft). Please indicate if you want to bring your own table and chairs. You may also bring your own setup including backdrops and racks. Most spaces will have a wall, which can be used for display. Any holes will need to be patched at the end of the market. 


Participants must participate in both days of the Give Back Market and staff their own tables.


Vendors are responsible for their own installation and break down at the end of the market. Participants cannot store materials outside of their allotted space and all materials must be removed at the end of the market weekend. 


Textile Arts Center and its staff will not be responsible for any loss or damage to Participant’s property. Participant expressly assumes all risks of loss, damage, liability or injury.