BIG CHANGE to Artists' Alley for 2013: Commission to be charged
For years, Anthrocon has covered the bills for processing customer payments on behalf of the artists in the Alley. We pay for registers, power for the registers, supplies, credit card processing fees, chairs, tables, labor and a host of other direct and indirect costs.
Those costs have been steadily rising, and as much as we have been trying to forestall it, the time has come for Artists' Alley to start covering its own costs, just as the Dealer Room and Art Show departments have been. Beginning this year (2013), Artists' Alley will collect a modest 5% commission on sales from the Artists. The amount to be paid will be deducted from money owed to the Artist at payout each day, rounded up to the nearest dollar amount. There is no minimum or maximum for this fee. Artists who expect to make over $800 in a weekend will be paying a fee over $40, and so should consider getting a Dealer Table instead, as it may be cheaper for you -- signups are open as of 10/15/2012, so if you want one, you may wish to go to our dealer information page now.
Further information is available at our Artists' Alley Info Page.