Renegade Craft Fair’s reputation is second to none. RCF was the first event of its kind and continues to be the largest independent curated craft showcase in the world. Renegade will draw 300,000+ attendees to 24 Fairs in 12 major cities in 2017; and will work with 3,000+ makers, designers, and other creative entrepreneurs across the U.S., U.K., and beyond.
Our Mission is to create a vibrant and lively marketplace that reflects and illuminates the work of today’s modern makers. We strive to keep our events relevant to emerging and established designers alike, focusing on the highest quality goods and the freshest voices. Renegade’s aim is to act as entrepreneurial incubator in support of the creative economy, and to offer a curated and festive marketplace featuring the best and brightest in indie-craft from coast-to-coast.
We are always looking to forge relationships with like-minded Sponsors with the aim to seamlessly blend their participation into the overall experience of RCF. Please read on to learn about the variety of ways to get involved, and fill out our Sponsorship form to let us know a little more about your company and goals. We will be in touch if we determine it is a good fit. Know that your Sponsorship will help keep participation fees low for thousands of artists as well as keeping the Renegade Craft Fair free to attend.
Hosting a booth at the Fair is a great way for Sponsors to bring their brand to life! Your booth puts you in direct contact with our engaged audience, and offers attendees an immersive experience. It’s a perfect platform for selling, promoting, or sampling products; building your subscriber base; raffling off prizes; hosting workshops and demos; or anything else you may dream up. Non–craft-based companies often shine by sponsoring workshops and activities led by well-known movers and makers within the contemporary craft scene to entice our savvy fans and followers.
One of Renegade’s greatest assets is our connection to over 3,000 independent makers; the talented artists, designers, and craftspeople who participate in one or more of our annual events. These micro-entrepreneurs champion a vibrant, handmade aesthetic that has become omnipresent in today’s mainstream consumer culture. Connect with them by adding a promotional blurb/logo/link to our Participation Kits, sponsor an after-party, donate items to our maker giveaways, or involve them in your activation with our help. Sponsors can pinpoint individual markets or choose to connect with all of our 2017 makers throughout the year.
Sponsors can gain brand visibility via our heavily trafficked website (120,000+ unique viewers), targeted mailing list (64,000+ subscribers), and robust social media following (235,000+ fans and followers). Opportunities include Sponsor logo and link placement on our website Rosters, in Fair-specific e-blasts and Press Releases; shout-outs via RCF social media outlets; Sponsored blog content; onsite branding; and more.
Do you have another creative approach to engaging with the RCF community? We’d love to hear your ideas! We look forward to helping customize your Sponsorship to best fit in with our event and optimize exposure for your organization.