Fremantle market boost for creative stallholders
FORM’s new initiative, the West End Collective, is set to raise the profile of some of the Pilbara’s creative microbusinesses.
The collective is a network of small-business participants in the West End Markets and aims to give stallholders a chance to get exposure in a larger and more competitive market scene.
Six of the most established stallholders in the collective have been chosen to participate in one of the State’s most prominent makers markets — the Fremantle Bazaar Christmas market. The Fremantle Bazaar runs for three days next month and is a hotspot for picking up some of WA’s finest locally designed and crafted wares.
The six businesses and artists selected for the Fremantle Bazaar are photographer Stuart Bell, artist Helen Komene, Spinifex Hill Artists and home decor businesses Gypsy-Rose Designs, Pompeii Linen and Muesli and Yoghurt.
FORM regional programs co-ordinator Katie Evans said the collective was a huge opportunity for the Pilbara’s creative small businesses.
“This is an opportunity for the participants — all of whom have participated in some capacity in our creative business development series — to put their learnings in place and showcase/sell their work to a larger audience,” she said.
FORM is seeking sponsors to cover $8000 in costs involved with the West End Collective participating in the Fremantle Bazaar.
“(We are) looking for a freight company to sponsor the shipping of the items to Perth and another sponsor to assist with the flights,” Ms Evans said.
Stallholders can apply to be featured on the West End Collective by filling out an application available from the Courthouse Gallery and form.net.au. To become a sponsor, contact Ms Evans on 9173 1064 or email@example.com.