Circle Craft Market Update- September 11, 2020
Dear Circle Craft Community,
We are delighted to announce that Circle Craft Co-operative has reached an agreement in principle with Signatures Shows Ltd by which Circle Craft will licence the operation of our annual Christmas Market to Signatures.
We all know what an important role the Circle Craft Market plays in Vancouver Christmas traditions and we fully recognise that for our exhibitors, it is one of the season’s premier shows. By licencing the Market to an experienced and successful show operator such as Signatures, we believe that we will both strengthen the foundation of what we have built in Vancouver and open new sale opportunities for our valued exhibitors through the expansion of the Circle Craft brand to other parts of the province.
For the Circle Craft Co-op, the licencing agreement will allow us the freedom to focus more fully on our core mandate of promoting our members’ work.
Circle Craft and Signatures are currently in negotiations with the Vancouver Convention Centre regarding the 2020 Market. Once these discussions are completed, we will issue a formal statement regarding the cancellation of this year’s Market. In the meantime, we want to assure all of our exhibitors that our policy will be to issue full refunds of booth deposits immediately upon confirmation of Market closure.
Further details regarding the licencing agreement are provided in the press release.
Warm regards to all from the Circle Craft Board of Directors.