Photo: Artesanía de Tenerife.
Anyone who’s been to any of the arts and crafts fairs throughout Tenerife will probably have wondered how one would go about getting a stall to sell their own painting, or jewellery, pottery, homemade cakes etc. Artisan fairs are a regular event throughout Tenerife, and they are always well attended by people enjoying viewing and often buying the products of some really creative and talented individuals. The stallholders in these officially run fairs, though, must have an artisan card, a carné de artesano, and these can be applied for in Spring and Autumn every year. Crafters apply by filling out a form and submitting an example of their work, and their cards are then awarded by the Tenerife Cabildo.
The Spring 2016 application window opens today, 15 March and lasts until 15 April; Autumn’s will be 15 September to 15 October. Applications are submitted to the Cabildo’s Business and Employment Department. There is more information from Artesanía de Tenerife HERE, and meanwhile, HERE is a list of all the arts and crafts fairs coming up in Tenerife throughout 2016.