Niche Market

Niche Market

What is Niche Market?

NICHE is one of Tasmania’s most  successful design and make enterprises regularly attracting more than 5000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually at Launceston’s Albert Hall.  

2018 NICHE

Starry Night Niche  

Friday 13 July 2018,
2:00pm-7:00pm
Albert Hall, corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

NicheNW

Saturday 17 November 2018,
10:00am-3:00pm
Burnie Arts & FunctionCentre, Burnie

Nichemas- 10 Years of Niche

Friday 7 December 2018,
2:00pm-7:00pm

and

Saturday 8 December 2018,
8:00am-3:00pm

Albert Hall, corner
of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

A special two day event to celebrate 10 Years of Niche. 

 

Successful Stallholders to be informed on:

28 March 2018 for Starry Night Niche (13 July 2018)
15 August 2018 for NW Niche (17 November 2018) and Nichemas (7-8 December 2018)

 

There are three important criteria for acceptance to NICHE:

  1. PREMIUM - Tasmanian designed and made by you
  2. DONATION - You are obligated to make a donation equal to 20 per cent of your gross TAKE (including order value).
  3. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE (hint: bring a sales buddy if shy)

 

2018 Application Kit

Where does the money go?

6000 children come through StGiles annually for physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior assessment and early childhood education support.

StGiles provides a rich service, but life enhancing equipment is expensive and the revenue donated by you, the stallholders, is used to directly support these children.

Please consider a visit to StGiles in Launceston or Lenah Valley to see how we make a positive difference to children and families all around Tasmania.

NICHE does not employ any staff, but it is the role of two StGiles' staff, Danielle Blewett and Victoria Bayes, to be your Niche managers on behalf of StGiles.

 

More Info

2018 Dates

Starry Night Niche  

Friday 13 July 2018,
2:00pm-7:00pm
Albert Hall, corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

A snuggly Winter’s outing where music and friends come together for Tasmania’s favourite artisans market, Niche. Yummy winter knits, wraps, scarves and quilts alongside some of our finest jewellers and artists.

NicheNW

Saturday 17 November 2018,
10:00am-3:00pm
Burnie Arts & FunctionCentre, Burnie

Tasmania’s favourite artisan market where you can touch and feel the quality of our makers work and enjoy the company of friends. A great morning out for a fabulous cause –  Burnie’s  Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre.

Nichemas- 10 Years of Niche

Friday 7 December 2018,
2:00pm-7:00pm

and

Saturday 8 December 2018,
8:00am-3:00pm

Albert Hall, corner
of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

A special two day event to celebrate 10 Years of Niche. A gorgeous environment and personal Christmas shopping experience for those hard-to-buy for family and friends.

 

There is no closing date for 2018 applications - we stay open to fresh makers and new ideas.

 

Successful Stallholders will be informed on:
28 March 2018 for Starry Night Niche (13 July 2018)
15 August 2018 for NW Niche (17 November 2018) and Nichemas (7-8 December 2018)

UNSUCCESSFUL stallholders WILL NOT be notified.

Stallholder information

Niche Albert Hall will be limited to 60 stallholders and it is your responsibility to present your stall in a creative and inviting manner.

Our policy is not to offer positions to stallholders who claim they did not sell. StGiles—Tasmania’s largest children’s disability service benefits from honest makers of high quality product—it is an ethical and honorable partnership.

There is no closing date for 2018 applications - we stay open to fresh makers and new ideas.

UNSUCCESSFUL stallholders WILL NOT be notified.

Those accepted to attend NICHE undertake to donate 20 per cent of their SALES and/or ORDERS to StGiles.

Selection criteria

There are two important criteria for acceptance to NICHE.

  1. PREMIUM -Tasmanian designed and made by you
  2. DONATION -You are obligated to make a donation equal to 20 per cent of your gross TAKE (including order value).
  3. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE (hint: bring a sales buddy if shy)

Niche also requires stall holders to:

  • BE prepared to talk and engage with customers about how they make their product.
  • MUST be hand-made in TASMANIA
  • MUST be maker’s own idea and design
  • WHEREVER possible, materials for items to be Tasmanian
  • Must NOT have your own shop in the Launceston area. Supplying product to a shop is fine.
  • Must NOT be attending another market on the same day inthe same town as Niche.
  • High levels of honesty and integrity are expected of Niche traders.

How to apply

  • TICK only markets you are able to attend
  • ATTACH three high resolution images of your work, not more than 5MB
  • RETURN:electronically victoriabayes@stgiles.org.au or PO Box 416, Launceston, TAS , 7250