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Applications open: Xmas Market & Creative Business Training with the Design Trust

  • Hotel Elephant 5 Spare Street London, England United Kingdom (map)





Deadline: 5pm 10th October 2018

For the 2nd year in a row Hotel Elephant and The Design Trust are looking for new creatives to sell their products at the Hotel Elephant Christmas market from 30th November – 2nd December 2018. 

The Christmas market is an opportunity for designer – makers, artists and other creatives to show and sell their products this festive season. This will take place in Hotel Elephant’s public space and café at Spare Street over the first weekend in December, coinciding once again with our neighbour’s Pullens Yards Christmas Open Studios and Hotel Elephant’s members showcase at Spare Street.

This program is aimed at creatives at the beginning of their business journey, who would be benefit from both the business training element of this program and the sales opportunity. We recommend that applicants already have a product or selection of products to work with, but it is not necessary that you have sold at markets before. We strongly recommend that participants attend all workshops, as well as the event in order to get the most benefit from the training on offer.


A key part of this program are the workshops, aimed at new creatives to help you make the most of this Christmas market and to help you start and grow your own creative product business. You will receive a total of 12 hours of business training, with sessions held at Hotel Elephant on two Saturdays in November 2018 and one two-hour session in early 2019, to reflect on the Christmas selling season and to look forward to the year ahead. 

These workshops are a great way for you to get to know the other exhibitors in advance, and to get practical business training for this event but also to improve your planning, marketing and social media to help you improve your business and marketing skills. 

Earlier Event: September 17
Photo Scratch
Later Event: September 25
Business Solutions: Personal Branding