DIY Incubator Application FOR spring FAIR // SUNDAY may 5, 2019

The Mill & Mine | 227 W. Depot Ave, Knoxville TN 37917

We’re excited to once again offer a unique opportunity for makers who are just beginning to find their way into the craft fair world. If you’re an emerging vendor who has a particular interest in developing DIY kits and establishing a signature DIY Workshop– this booth is for you! Three makers will be chosen to participate in this shared DIY incubation booth and, in order to support these burgeoning makers on their quest for development, the participation fee will be waived! This opportunity is designed for those who haven’t participated in Retropolitan before — this is purely for first-timers!

In order to ensure the participants are able to fully benefit from this unique opportunity, you will be required to schedule a meeting or phone sessions with Ryan-Ashley Anderson of sponsor Smart + Becker so she can help get you ready for the show. Upon acceptance, all details around next steps will be sent your way.

Need more info to decide whether this is right for you? Just email us at


Please see relevant dates below:

Applications Close: 11:59pm, March 1, 2019

We will contact by: March 8, 2019

Full Payment Due: 24 hours after receiving acceptance email

Show Date: Sunday May 5 2019, 11am-6pm

QUESTIONS? Send us an email at

Show Us Your Craft
Let us see your work! Please provide a website, Facebook, or Etsy page with some samples of your products!
Do you want to include an additional site for us to view your work?
No Website? No Problem!
If you do not have a website, you must submit 3-5 pictures of your craft to
If you are on Instagram, let us know your handle
Contact Information
Name *
Address *
Home or Business
Phone *
Additional Information
Please send 3 photos of your work or process to Don’t worry about making the photos great! We just want to get a sense of your style and craft interest.
The three makers participating in the DIY incubation booth will be sharing a 10x20 space.
Please only apply if you are willing to meet with Ryan-Ashley Anderson) to discuss plans for your mini DIY workshop and / or kit, provide product development help, and to talk about the overall experience! Remember, this is an incubation opportunity, so we want you to learn something!
Once you submit your application, you will be redirected to a paypal button in order to pay your $20 Application fee.