ANIMAINE has spent several years overhauling its artist program. We want to encourage new and professional artists alike to come to our show and share their gifts. ANIMAINE is a great place to test out new products with a very interested and dedicated base of consumers.
We love originality
We require that all artists have at least 50% original material at ANIMAINE. We love fan art and we know how important it is to your fans - and your wallet - but we want to encourage you to show off your creativity. Make sure there are samples of your original work on your website or social media accounts.
Our Artist Alley is juried
Unlike some conventions, ANIMAINE does not have a first come, first served Artist Alley. Our AA is juried, which means staff review all applications and invites artists that ensure that we have a mix of media, skill level, and opportunity.
Artist spaces are 3 feet long. Artists can double this space to 6 feet for $25.00.
Fees & Fine Print
If selected to vend, you will be asked to pay a deposit of $50.00 by September 1, 2018. Additionally, you will need to purchase a badge by September 1, 2018. The full amount of your deposit will be refunded to you on November 11, 2018, after you have exhibited for all three days at ANIMAINE. If you choose the double space option, please note that your additional $25.00 payment is not refunded.
Artists are required to provide the convention with at least one original piece of art which fits our theme. That could be a representation (like a drawing or figure) of our mascot or a craft that fits our annual theme (our 2018 theme is "shounen").
ANIMAINE has a strict no bootleg policy. We encourage artists to create derivative works ("fan art") so long as that does not exceed 50% of the products they offer for sale at the convention. However, artists with works which are not derivative, such as traces or precise imitations, may be removed from the convention floor by ANIMAINE staff.
You must be at least 18 years old to vend at ANIMAINE.
ANIMAINE offers financial assistance for artists currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in New England. If you are a current student with proof of enrollment and attendance as of October 15, 2018, and you are selected to vend, the cost of your convention badge may be reduced or covered completely by Animaine Inc. You will still be required to pay the $50.00 deposit.
If you are selected to vend and withdraw from vending, your deposit will be refunded as follows:
If you withdraw prior to September 1, 2018, your deposit will be refunded in full.
If you withdraw on or after September 1, 2018 but prior to November 1, 2018, 50% of your deposit will be refunded.
If you withdraw on or after November 1, 2018, you will not receive any refund.
We do not refund badge purchases for any reason at any time.