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As part of a B-Corporation commitment to social engagement and responsibility, The Gladstone Hotel works with community partners and artists on a host of cultural events, from Pride parties to trivia nights. If you have a proposal for a cultural-events partnership, please out our partnership request form.

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Call for vendors open | Carnival Market in partnership with Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all Black artists and makers!

The Gladstone Hotel and BAND are teaming up to present a special Carnival GH Marketplaceevent on Sunday July 28. BAND will be curating this event and spin calypso and classic reggae  for you in the ballroom while you sell your crafty wares, African fashions and art. TheGladstone’s famous Melody Bar Brunch will make this a destination for masqueraders to dine and shop

In partnership with BAND

Image Credit: Bokunzi, Rwandan Dance


Market Date and Details:

  • The Market will take place on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in the North Ballroom on the main floor of the Gladstone.


Vendor Load in and Set up – 9:00am – 10am

NEW Extended Market hours – 10am-4pm

Vendor Strike and Load Out – 4pm-5pm

  • Admission is Free to the Public
  • The Vendor Fee is $100+HST

Vendor Fee Includes:

  • Display space and 1 six foot folding table with chair per space
  • Promotional support, social media and targeted audience outreach in coordination with curator.


About BAND

BAND is dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally.

BAND Programming: BAND Gallery and Cultural Centre is dedicated to developing emerging and mid-career professional artists and arts administrators by providing an accessible venue to showcase artists’ work and to present Black cultural community events and programs to the general public. BAND’s Black History Month Programming connects Canadians to Black history and culture through presentations of artistic and cultural excellence  BAND’s Cultural Series is a performing arts and speaking series intended to encourage dialogue on current events among Black artists, cultural workers and the larger society through.


About GH Marketplace

The GH Marketplace presents curated monthly shopping experiences highlighting local artists and entrepreneurs, artisanal producers, creative collectives and social enterprises. At the Gladstone, we believe buying local, seasonal and championing  and facilitating opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs and micro producers is necessary to support our local environment and our local economy. Our monthly marketplace is connected to our cultural programming strategy. And one of the ways that we strive to grow our community of creatives and innovators and connect them to each other and to our guests. Each GH Marketplace is themed and collaboratively created working with independent curators or in partnership with cultural and community groups.

Why Participate:


  • FOCUS – The GH Marketplace is focused on showcasing  independent and emerging artists, entrepreneurs and social enterprises. We like to shine a spotlight on innovators, movers and shakers.
  • INTIMATE – The unique setting of the hotel, and the size (usually 20 vendors), focus and mandate of our marketplace provides every participant with the opportunity to be prominently featured.
  • INCLUSIVE – The Gladstone Hotel is an inclusive venue that operates in an evolving anti-oppressive framework where everyone feels welcome and at home.
  • ACCESSIBLE – Participation costs for vendors are minimal compared to trade shows and more commercial events. Markets are free with no admission fee to the public.
  • EXPOSURE – We work hard to support vendors to draw audience and professional contacts via our networks and provide access to our social media followers.
  • SUPPORT – The Gladstone staff team supports market planning, marketing and promotions to make participating is easy and rewarding. And we engage individual curators, advocators and partners who provide expertise, connect their networks and infuse their creative energy make each market hum.


  • CONNECTION – When you participate in GH Marketplace events you become part of the Gladstone Hotel family. You will see your neighbours, your colleagues, and people you would like to meet – new clients, future collaborators.

How to Apply:

  • If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at this event please complete the Vendor Application Form
  • If you do not have a website or social media for reference please provide 3-5 images of your product for consideration.
  • Please note the cost to be a vendor is $100 + HST. There is no application fee to apply.