Brampton Celebrates Black History Month Vendors

Black History Month
Every February, the City of Brampton invites residents and visitors to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

The City of Brampton invites food and retail vendors to apply to participate in this year’s Black History Month celebrations. We are looking for enthusiastic entrepreneurs who pride themselves in unique food and retail offerings and customer experience. 

The Beat of Black History Month Presentation
February 28, 6pm
City Hall Atrium

Black Marketplace 
February 28, Noon – 8pm
City Hall Conservatory

Fees: $150.00

The Committee is interested in seeking vendors in the following disciplines (but not limited to):
  • ​Speciality Foods and Signature Dishes
  • Apparel and General Merchandise
  • Health and Beauty
  • Home Décor, Housewares and Gifts
  • Services and Professional Offices
  • Entertainment
  • Toys and Hobbies

The City of Brampton prioritizes the following when reviewing applications. 
  • ​Demonstrates high quality artistic expression
  • Engages audience interaction through a shared cultural experience
  • Proposals must consider public safety and visibility, and the piece must be able to be safely performed or executed indoors with large crowds present 
  • Artists working collaboratively is permitted. (Collaborative implies that more than one artist has worked on the piece being submitted.) Please choose ONE artist's contact information for communication purposes
  • Demonstrates a strong connection to the City of Brampton and celebrates Black Canadian heritage & history

Submission Package Requirements
  • ​Contact Information / Website
  • Artist CV / Organization Mission & Mandate 
  • Artist's statement - conceptual statement of the work 
  • Practical explanation of the work (i.e.: Description of proposed project, scale, materials, methods, specify in detail any additional setup required by the City to execute your activity). 
  • Estimated Budget – Project Material and Production Costs (i.e.: materials, equipment, etc.)
  • Support Images – 3-5 images of previous work relevant to the proposed project. (YouTube links where appropriate to the proposal, as in the case of performances)

Please be advised that applications will be evaluated by a selection committee based on the products offered as they relate to the overall fit with the event. The submission of a vendor application DOES NOT guarantee inclusion in the event as a vendor, as space is limited.

Deadline to submit is Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM.