Inclusion

Holiday Market Inclusion Program

Utah is home to a unique assortment of communities that represent people from many cultures, ethnicities and socio-economic groups; of varying abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Craft Lake City is committed to providing opportunities for people within all Utah communities to experience and connect with Utah’s rich crafting history, current DIY movement and creative future.

Craft Lake City has expanded upon the existing DIY Festival Inclusion Programming to reach the Ogden and Weber County community during the Third Annual Holiday Market. The goal of the Holiday Market Inclusion Program is to support individuals from underrepresented and/or socially or economically excluded communities in Northern Utah in order to provide them with opportunities to creatively and economically thrive.

The goals set forth to uphold this mission are as follows:
  • Provide Equal Opportunity: To provide equal opportunity for local artisans and DIY engineers to creatively grow and economically thrive by minimizing the barriers to entry for individuals wanting to start a small business.
  • Support Business Development: To train and support local artisans and DIY engineers to meet their business goals in marketing, merchandising, sales or building an online store.
  • Evangelize DIY Culture: To create an environment representative of all Utah communities, to raise awareness of communities and cultures outside one’s daily experience, and to empower attendees to become ambassadors of maker culture and become artisans themselves.
  • Enable Digital Access: To provide assistance and access to digital resources for people who may lack the digital equipment or computer skills necessary to apply to the DIY Festival.

The Holiday Market Inclusion Program consists of the following initiatives:

Application Assistance Day
Application Fee Support
Sponsored Entrepreneur Program
Sponsored Families Program

Holiday Market Inclusion Program Sponsors