Artist Alley Application Process


Interested in becoming an Artist for the Katsucon 2020 Artist Alley?  Fantastic! 

All art enthusiasts and creators representing any art styles, mediums, and techniques are encouraged to apply!

There are a few easy steps to complete the Artist Alley table application process:

  • Read and understand the Katsucon Artist Info Packet. 
  • Complete and submit the Katsucon 2020 Artist Alley Application for the jury process. (Link will be posted when available)
  • After acceptance, submit payment through Eventbrite.
  • Congrats! You’re in and we will provide your table assignment and further communications via email

Please understand that there is a high volume of interest in the Artist Alley and we have limited exhibition space. Because of the overwhelming demand, we unfortunately cannot offer a table to every artist who applies for the Artists Alley.  If you are not accepted, you will be waitlisted and still have a chance for a table. Please understand that all artists are respected and appreciated and we encourage all artists to apply every year!

Our jury process allows us to curate an Artist Alley that has a selection that is varied, meaningful, inspiring, and exciting for attendees while also being balanced and profitable for the artists. 

 Our goal this year is to provide the artists with a positive, enriching, and supportive environment that is inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences, and skills.  We understand the urgency when it comes to the artist’s scheduling and will make every effort to move the process along with more communication from our Artist Alley staff, so please be prepared. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Keep an eye on social media for Artist Alley Application Dates.

The Eventbrite link is for the application, it is not acceptance in the KAA.  Payment is not due until you are accepted.  

Please keep in mind that we jury our Artist Alley, so you can take your time filling out the information to make sure it’s correct and complete.  

Table Info:

1 Table- TBA
One full artist space will be 6 feet wide and will include one 6-foot by 30-inch table and two chairs and one artist badge, and table cloth.  One additional artist badge may be purchased for an additional fee.

2 Tables (Considered Premium)-TBA
The premium artist space will be on the corner of a table island and includes two tables(L-shaped), two chairs, and two artist badges, and 2 tablecloths.  Two additional artist badges may be purchased at an additional fee.  If all Premium spots are assigned before we get to your name, you will be offered a single table.

Please be sure to read the 2020 KAA Info Pack.  

Here are some hints that may be helpful and answer some immediate questions:

  • Yes, your art is amazing, and we hope you consider applying.
  • Take your time filling out the application, this is not on a fist come, first serve basis.
  • There are areas in the hall where cell reception is bad.
  • Table sharing is not allowed.
  • If applying as a studio, only the art pieces that are a collaborative effort can be displayed.
  • Tables are not transferable
  • No stickers, vinyl decals, tapes or items with adhesive properties. (This is hotel policy)
  • Proxy/Agented sales are not permitted.
  • There will be a lottery for unclaimed tables on Friday.
  • Children are always welcome, we are a family friendly event!
  • Wifi and electricity are available for purchase through the Convention Center.
  • A valid government issued ID and a MD Sales Tax License is required at check-in.
  • Legal name changes due to a change in marital status, transitioning, etc., will be accepted up to and during the convention.

We have a zero-tolerance harassment policy. 

If you are an artist in the KAA and feel that you are a victim of any type of harassment for any reason, please find any KAA staff member immediately.  We will take the appropriate steps to help resolve the matter. You deserve an Artist Alley that is free from harassment, intimidation, and discrimination and safety is always our concern.

We wish everyone the best of luck and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns – please email us at [email protected]