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Artist and Maker Registration
This inclusive event features local artists and makers and will give you the opportunity to showcase your original handmade products/produce.


Visitors will share in the ‘magic’ of the trail seeing artisans of one medium or another at work in their home studios, local community centres and in maker businesses. They will be invited to watch, learn, share skills, and even buy in these creative spaces. 


Create one to one connections, share your story and enjoy a great experience that is helping to bring and keep the community together. 


Desired outcomes include

  • Shining a spotlight on emerging and established artists supporting your career development

  • Connecting local and wider South West communities with the arts, artists, and makers

  • Promotional exposure for community groups, artists, and makers resulting in a more creative and culturally vibrant community

  • Raising the profile of the Shire of Capel

  • Economic activity for and viability of local artists and makers


Over the 3 days of the Trail, you are invited to participate as a stallholder at the following venues:

  • Capel Community Centre or Capel RSL Hall

  • Dalyellup Community Centre

  • Gelorup Community Centre

  • Peppermint Grove Beach Community Centre 


  • Open your home studio or business premise to the public

Benefits to Artists & Makers

  • It’s local! Showcasing the very best that is handmade from within the Shire of Capel.

  • Exposure. In 2019, 1028 visitors to the Trail made approximately 3085 visits to community centres, home studios and maker businesses over the 3 days.

  • The opportunity to contribute to your community and develop a sense of community pride.

  • The opportunity to sell to the wider South West community, and its visitors.

  • Business opportunities in the form of contacts, sales and orders or other flow-on work from the Capel Makers Trail weekend.

  • Inclusion in the 2021 Trail Guide – 5,000 will be distributed. The Guide includes maps, details of participants at community centres, home studios, maker businesses, with images, addresses, emails, website and social media channels for ongoing marketing.

  • Online promotion through the Capel Makers Trail website and social media avenues.

  • Promotion through a range of other media outlets in the lead up to the event.

  • Professional development workshops, education, and networking opportunities as artists and makers connect.

Terms and Conditions:

By registering you agree to the Capel Makers Trail values – Makers code of conduct.

  • Be confident. Share your story, sell yourself and your product

  • Think visual merchandising – how will you promote yourself and your product?

  • Stay inclusive. Stay positive. Respect your fellow makers

  • Give Quality. Be the best you can be i.e. professional customer service

  • Be polite and courteous to visitors

  • Cooperate with Trail coordinators and volunteers to ensure a successful event


 By registering you agree to contribute, as an artist/maker, to the Trail’s success.

  • ‘Makers Making’. Demonstrate your talents and abilities. Provide workshops, focus on educational and hands-on experiences for visitors.

  • Promote the Trail and its makers in your locality including online promotions, Trail poster drops and distribution of Trail Guides.

  • Participation Fee of $25-$35 for an individual maker or Community Group Fee with the application.

    • 2 - 4 Members $50

    • 5 -10 Members $150

    • 10 or more Members $250

  • Provide proof of Public Liability Insurance, Registered Food Certificate or Alcohol Licence, list Community Group Members with your application.

  • Availability for an on-site visit by organisers to assess the suitability of your home studio and explain in further detail the requirements of the Trail.

  • Provision of 3 good quality, high-resolution digital images of the artist/maker and artwork, and artist statement (see below).

  • An artist statement of no more than 50 words. It will be used to promote you in the Trail Guide, on Social Media and the Capel Makers Trail website. It should describe your art practice/business/studio environment. Please write in 3rd person.

  • Consent for Capel Makers Trail photographer to take high-resolution digital images of artist/maker and artwork as required for promotion.

  • All sales made are kept by the artist and maker.

  • Participation in the feedback process to ensure future events.


Definition: The term ‘maker’ includes anyone who is making a product by hand, for example, paintings, craft, produce, woodwork, metalwork inventions, prototypes, books, and music.

  • Makers who reside in the Shire of Capel, from established to emerging makers, hobbyists, and inventors. ‘Shire of Capel’ map below.

  • Affiliated art and community groups, student groups and schools working within the Shire. ‘Shire of Capel’ map below.

  • A ‘Capel Makers Trail Maker’ is a cottage industry/art and craft person who manufactures products that are at least 75% own original content. For example, art, craft, produce, woodwork, metalwork, inventions, prototypes, books, and music.

  • All home studios must meet professional standards required for the Capel Makers Trail and provide safe and suitable access and car parking and, if possible, amenities (e.g. toilet facilities).

  • If sharing a home studio, each artist/maker must apply separately unless applying as an established artist group (in which case you will be represented as a group vs. individual artists).


Approval to Participate

  • The Capel Makers Trail committee reserve the right to refuse any applicant or change stallholder locations without notice.

Requirements When Registered

Stallholders at Community Centres – lock up and leave

  • Stallholders should be set up and ready to trade from 9am – 5pm each day of the Trail. Centres will be locked up at the end of each trading day.

  • Stallholders must be in attendance to closing time – no packing up early.

  • Ensure your stall site and surrounding area is left in a clean and tidy state.

  • Remove all your rubbish and packing from the site.


Home Studios

  • Artists and makers should be set up and ready to trade from 9am – 5pm each day of the Trail.

  • Homeowners must be in attendance at closing time – no packing up early.

  • Homeowners are responsible for cleaning up their own site.

  • You must record the number of studio visitors as requested.



Capel Makers Trail Registration Fees

  • All fees are non-refundable

  • Individual artist and maker

    • $25 if paid before 1st Feb 2021 (Early Bird)

    • $35 if paid after 31st Jan 2021

  • Community Group

    • 2 - 4 Members $50

    • 5 -10 Members $150

    • 10 or more Members $250


Making Payment

  • With online registration by credit card

  • Can be made at any Bendigo Bank branch

  • Or by bank transfer

    • Account Name: Hummingbird Promotions Inc.

    • Bank: Bendigo Bank

    • BSB: 633 000

    • Account No: 164 137 655

    • Reference: CMT - SURNAME

Payment and Refund Policy


The Capel Makers Trail Committee welcomes any financial contribution by individuals and/or industry to Keep the Trail Alive, so we may continue to run this unique community and cultural event. Donations small or large demonstrate local support for the regional event and can also be made to the Bendigo Bank per the above details. Please use the reference: CMT-Donation and send an email to so we can forward a receipt and acknowledge your generosity.




Do you have any specialist skills, knowledge or experience that could be an asset to the Trail?

Teamwork makes the Trail work! Join us to help bring and keep the community together and promote the Shire of Capel’s premier event.

You can get involved as a sub-committee member or volunteer over the Trail weekend. Please contact us.



Shire of Capel Map

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