The Department Showcase Application Form
Showcase Application - The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things - Napier Branch

All applications will be considered on receipt of the completed form and we will try to get back to you within a couple of weeks.

How it works:
We have space available at the front of the Department for showcasing your product, whether that product is art, sculpture, craft, designs, performance or whatever. We will consider all applications. You are in charge of setting up the showcase area and taking it down at the completion. We charge a weekly rent for the space but we don't charge a commission. All sales go through our main check-out area and we will make payments to your account within five days from the end of your showcase.

The fee is set at $100 per week, with no commission on sales charged. The minimum site time is two week with the maximum site time four weeks. This keeps the showcase area fresh and constantly changing and allows more access for other interested parties.The site fees cover rental, power, and admin costs, sellers are responsible for any additional insurance to cover their stock. Fees need to be paid in full before the beginning of the exhibition. We will take care of your work and monitor it closely but we cannot be responsible for any loss through theft or damage.

You set up your display. We would ask that you try to keep with the style and theme of the shop. We are happy to help with props etc. We will retain the right to make changes to your display if we need to. We ask that no banners or large promotional material are used in this space.

We will advertise your showcase on our facebook page, website, and instagram feed.

Hours of operation will be 10am-4pm daily. Monday to Sunday
We can open outside of these hours by negotiation. For example if you wanted to do an exhibition opening in the evening.

We accept cash, eftpos and credit card sales. Sellers total sales $ will be deposited to your designated bank accounts at the end of the showcase period.

Please read the terms and conditions prior to applying.


The aim of the Department of Curiosities and Fine Things is to provide a space for local makers, designers and innovators to sell their wares, market their brand and be a part of a great shop with like-minded creative people. We want to provide the shoppers with a unique experience that will bring them back, again and again.

The Department is located at 14 Hastings Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

How the Department promotes:
Primarily on the Department website, Facebook page, Instagram and word of mouth. We will also actively promote via other on-line noticeboards/sites, flyers, and any other advertising opportunities available. We encourage section holders to promote the shop on their own networks as well. We can provide graphic design and printing services for flyers, cards or brochures at an additional cost. Please ask if you need assistance.

We encourage you to have business cards or postcards that customers can take away with them.

If you want specific packaging keep it simple and we will try to accommodate you. We have plenty of paper bags to fit a variety of sizes. No plastic bags allowed.

Items for sale are often bought by visitors and they often wish to take them immediately. Please be prepared to replace items as they sell. We will let you know as soon as possible if more stock is needed.

Thank you

We look forward to seeing your showcase in The Department.

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Email Address *
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Business Name *
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Full Name *
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Website or Facebook link
(if you do not have one please forward pictures of your products to
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Short Description of Exhibit *
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Do you accept our terms and conditions
Date requested we will try to fit you in where possible.
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