The Anime Boston Artists' Alley is where artists and crafters sell their own works and creations. Whether you are looking for original pieces or fan-art, this is the place to go.
If you are an artist interested in participating in the Artists' Alley, please read the following information thoroughly.
How to Sign Up for the Artists' Alley
Signing up for the Artists' Alley is a two phase process that is open to any interested artist.
The first phase, the Artists' Alley Application (formerly known as the Letter of Intent) is a brief form that must be filled out by each artist requesting table space. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, provided the amount of space requested is available.
The Artists' Alley Application can be found here. It will open for standard applications on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at an undisclosed time, after 11:00am EST.
Any artist whose application is accepted then starts the second phase, Artists' Alley Registration. This is another form where more detailed information is entered regarding your needs as an Artist and then continues on to payment for Artists' Alley space and convention membership.
In addition to the Artists' Alley Registration, each artist selling their work must also submit an Exhibitor Tax ID. This is a Tax ID from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Per Massachusetts state law, each artist must charge appropriate Massachusetts state sales tax, and report it to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
All artists must read and comply with all instructions, rules, and policies stated in the Artists' Alley FAQ. Anime Boston is not responsible for any consequences resulting from failure to comply.
Changes to the Artists Alley
The following changes have been made to the Artists' Alley for 2013:
The sizes of available spaces are changing from what was previously available. All physical tables will be either 6 feet or 8 feet. Spaces available will be either half of a table or a whole table. Thus all space choices will be either 3 feet, 4 feet, 6 feet, or 8 feet. Accordingly, the prices will be slightly impacted due to this change.
Also as a result, we will no longer sell "cross table" spaces, where the space spanned between two tables. Though we will do our best to fulfill special requests, this change in policy may result in our being unable to fulfill a request to be placed next to another artist's space.
Due to the new table layouts, there may also be an increase in the number of, and time between, Registration Notifications (Phase 2) for artists who have been accepted to the Artists' Alley.
Sign up Process:
We will also try addressing concerns repeatedly stated by professional artists who highly desire Artists' Alley space. This new Pro Row system will allow them to apply for space in the Artists' Alley ahead of the standard Application process, but at a premium price.