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United Maine Craftsmen

UMC SHOW RULES
UMC JEWELRY RULES
UMC CRAFT SHOW CATEGORIES
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER WEB PAGE
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT FORM
UMC POLICIES
UMC BY-LAWS

FOOD CONCESSION FORMS
CUMBERLAND CONCESSION APPLICATION
TOWN OF CUMBERLAND VICTULAR's PERMIT
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM


BUSINESS RESOURCES
COASTAL ENTERPRISE INC
MAINE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
WOMEN WORK AND COMMUNITY
MAINE REVENUE SERVICE
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
MAINE MADE PROGRAM

ART & CRAFT RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
MAINE ARTS COMMISSION
The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state's cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.

MAINE CRAFT ASSOCIATION
The Maine Crafts Association promotes education, understanding, and appreciation of the work of Maine craft artists and their importance in Maineís rich and varied economies and distinctive communities. MCA increases communication between artisans and sponsors programs that will assist them.

MAINE FIBER ARTS
Maine Fiberarts is a statewide arts nonprofit formed to support Maine fiber and to foster its special work in basketry, beadwork, clothing design, crochet, embroidery, felting, knitting, lacework, needlework, paper, quilting, rugs, sewing, spinning, surface design, and weaving. By creating awareness of these arts and activities, we support the Stateís economy, enrich our cultural life, and broaden the resources available.

Our goals are to create greater opportunities for artists to exhibit work, to apprentice, to mentor, to teach crafts to children, to find school residencies, to sell fleeces and fiber products, to find guilds and study groups, to learn about events, and to become better connected.

MAINE FURNITURE
MaineFurniture.org is a non-profit organiztion dedicated to the promotion of the quality craftsmanship Maine has to offer, and the preservation of Maine's rich woodworking history.

JEWELRY ARTISANS OF MAINE
The Jewelry Artisans of Maine Guild was established in 2004 by a group of jewelry makers who recognized the need for an organization that supports the passion they share. We also operate the Jewelry Artisans of Maine Store, a consignment shop for Maine-based jewelry artisans. Store profits are used by the guild to support aspiring jewelry makers in our community.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Does UMC jury?
No UMC does not jury, however there are rules we expect all our members to follow. To print those rules click on the SHOW RULES link above.

Do I have to be a member to participate in UMC shows?
Yes.

If I spend summers in Maine can I participate in UMC shows?
Only Maine residents are allowed to participate in UMC shows. UMC requires proof of Maine residency in the form of a driverís license, or voters registration card.

How much are the booth fees?
The booth fees range from $75 to $240 depending on the show, the booth size and location.

If I sell out can I break down and leave?
No. You are required to be there for the duration of the show. If you no longer have anything to sell we suggest you keep a sample and take orders.

Why do I need to send photos with each application if they are already on file?
UMC requires photos with each application because once they are recorded in the office they are sent to the show directors who need them to help with placement and compliance. The photos will be returned at the show.

When will I find out if I'm accepted into the show?
Each show has a deadline. The show directors receive the applications after the deadline and should send out confirmations within two weeks. If the application is received after the deadline, you will be notified of acceptance within two weeks.

Can I cut one check for my balance due?
Yes.

Why do some exhibitors get the same space every year but you move me around?
UMC does not guarantee anyone the same space. If you request a certain space, the show directors will do their best to accommodate you.

I understand UMC limits each category to 10% of the show, how do your determine who gets accepted?
If more than 10% of a category is received prior to the deadline, a lottery for space is held. The only exception is the Cumberland Show in August, where there are no category limits.

What does it mean, when you hold a lottery?
The applications are given a number, and then numbers are randomly pulled, until the spaces or categories are full.

 

 
Aug 6-9
  46th Annual Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show (2015) details
Sep 12
  14th Annual Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts at Smiling Hill Farm (2015) details
Nov 7-8
  27th Bangor Arts & Crafts Show (2015) details
Nov 14-15
  34rd Augusta Arts & Crafts Show (2015) details
Nov 27-29
  41st Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show (2015) details
Dec 5-6
  38th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show (2015) details

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Email: info@unitedmainecraftsmen.com


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