Emerging Artists Program

Emerging Artists Program

Hip Pop applications for the 2018 show season are closed. Applications for the 2019 show season will open in the summer of 2018.

Hip Pop program

Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and show award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years.

Hip Pop booths are placed across the show floor at all our 2018 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.

Why participate?

  • A reasonable point of entry to an established marketplace that attracts nearly 50,000 collectors and craft enthusiasts
  • Access to a well-educated audience that appreciates the value of craft
  • Engagement with established makers and a supportive community of fellow emerging artists
  • A high level of exhibitor support, including a dedicated program manager plus marketing and public relations support
  • Media coverage with help from public relations firms and media buyers
  • Artist promotion on American Craft Council website, digital and print ads, social media, and in special show-preview sections of American Craft magazine
  • On-site show promotions including show program materials and colorful signage

Participation Information

Guidelines & Eligibility

Application Details

For questions about the Hip Pop program, please contact program manager Lindsay Noble at [email protected].