Show Applications

KAMERS/Makers is well known for its innovative sourcing of local creative talent and fresh product ideas. It is a platform for unique, quality, handmade and crafted products that are not readily available in the marketplace. For more than a decade KAMERS has significantly contributed to small business development.

“We are not into the perfectly made or the mass produced – it’s about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed… That special something that is only found at the shows.” – Wanda du Toit, KAMER/Makers creative guru

KAMERS/Makers is about bringing creative people together by sharing and collaborating on ideas, supporting each other in business and believing in everyone’s potential.

Applications

Applications for KAMERS/Makers shows will be available online only on the dates given below. Please see our Events page for show dates.

We do not accept ‘expressions of interest’ emails as part of our application process. The online application form must be completed within the specified dates. We receive between 500 and 700 applications per run and thus can not allow late applications or applications not done online.

Please read our APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS document in full before applying and see FAQ’s below for more information. Both contain vital information and will answer most of your questions. If not, please feel free to ask your question via email to applications@kamersvol.com.

To apply:

  1. Download and read the Application and Selection Info Document
  2. Prepare 3 beautiful product photos (see tips)
  3. Complete the online application form (applications are currently closed, please keep an eye on our Facebook page and newsletter for when they re-open).

Cut-Off Dates for Upcoming Events

  • Cape Town March 2018 (TBC). Applications closed 9 Oct 2017.
  • Joburg April 2018 (TBC). Applications closed 9 Oct 2017.
  • Bloemfontein September 2018 (TBC). Applications re-open: Feb 2018.
  • Stellenbosch November 2018 (TBC). Applications re-open: Feb 2018.
  • Irene December 2018 (TBC). Applications re-open: Feb 2018.

Tips

  • The first selection round is based on your product photos, so make sure you have three beautiful photos showcasing your photos in the best way possible.
  • The styling of and display in a stand at KAMERS/Makers is vital. Well styled photos will show us you have the ability to put together a beautiful display at the shows.
  • Make sure you apply in time, as we do not accept any late applications.
  • Another great way to become a KAMERS Maker is by joining our Online Marketplace. Find out more.

FAQ’s

  • How does the application process work?
    Please read Application and Selection Info Document.
  • How does the selection process work?
    Please read Application and Selection Info Document.
  • When do applications close?
    Applications close at the dates indicated above.
  • How do I know you received my application?
    If your application was submitted correctly, you will receive an automatic email confirming that we have received it.
  • If I am accepted, when will I know where my stand is?
    CAD layout and venue specific information will go out two months prior to a specific event.
  • If I am accepted for one show, does that automatically mean that I will take part in all the shows I applied for?
    No. We have four shows during a year and many applications. We need to look at the trader mix/overlaps and also try to give everyone a turn to exhibit.
  • Where do I find out when the next show is?
    On our website, social media and newsletter.
  • Only the area where the event will be was provided, not the exact venue. When will I know where exactly it will be?
    As soon as a venue has been confirmed, we will provide more information via our website, social media and newsletter.
  • Who do I contact regarding my application?
    If the FAQ’s and Application and Selection Info Document do not answer your questions, you can email applications@kamersvol.com.
  • How do I sell online through KAMERS/Makers?
    The KAMERS Online Marketplace is another great way to sell your products through our platforms. Find out more.