FAQ BUST Christmas Craftacular

Here are some frequently asked questions about the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular in London. Please read this FAQ thoroughly before filling out our application!


What is the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular?

The BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular is a shopping bonanza running from 12pm until 6pm at York Hall in London’s East End, featuring over 60 crafters, DJs, drinks and dancing. There’ll be DIY crafting activities going on throughout the day alongside the stalls laden with hundreds of the best handmade gifts and indie wares: from handbags and clothing to jewellery and cards. Shoppers will also have the chance to win in the Craftacular Raffle, chock-full of a BUST-load of booty! The first 100 attendees through the door score a special goodie bag.


When and where will BUST Magazine's Christmas Craftacular take place?

The BUST Christmas Craftacular will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 12pm till 6pm at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.


Where is York Hall?

York Hall is located at 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ, just 2 minutes from Bethnal Green Tube Station, opposite the V&A Museum of Childhood.


How do I participate as a vendor?

1. Fill out our online vendor application here. Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by Monday, October 21 Friday, October 25, 2013.

2. Pay your booth fee in its entirety. If you are not accepted, your deposit will not be refunded.

3. If you do not have a website where we may view samples of your products, please email three images of your products to craftacular-uk@bust.com.

We will notify all applicants of their status on Monday, October 28, 2013.


How will the vendors be determined?

Due to space limitations, vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of wares, as well as to gather a good mix of products.


What type of booths will be provided?

Your booth fee of £85 will get you one approx 2m by 1m table and two chairs. You can also apply a half-table space at a cost of £50. There may be floor-standing rack space around your table, but there is no guarantee of this, so please note space requirements on your application. Booth fees will be accepted via PayPal or credit card and must be paid in their entirety to be considered for the BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular.


Can I share a table?

Yes! Each vendor must apply separately and will be juried separately. Please indicate that you are interested in sharing a table on your application; if you already know the table partner you'd like to share with, please indicate their name as well.


What kind of crafts do you accept?

We’re looking for any and all edible/wearable/loveable crafts you’ve got. That includes silk-screened items, cosmetics, knitwear, jewellery, paper goods, handbags, cards and tons more!


How will set-up and closing operate?

Vendors can arrive at York Hall no earlier than 10:30am on Sunday December 8, but must arrive no later than 11:30am. Vendors must be ready to begin sales promptly at 12pm and cannot close before 6pm.


Is electricity provided?

Yes, but it is limited. Please outline your needs on the application form.


Do I need a vendor’s permit?

You are responsible for registering your small business and collecting tax for the items you are selling.


How will BUST Magazine's Christmas Craftacular be promoted?

The BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular will be promoted with postcards, posters, e-mail blasts to local and national mailing lists, press releases, advertising placement on craft websites and listings in local press.

BUST will also provide all vendors with web banners and graphics to use on their personal sites and online stores.


What kinds of information will be listed on BUST Magazine's Craftacular website?

In addition to the online vendor application and FAQs, BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular website will list all participating vendors. Once you are notified of your acceptance, please provide us with a 120 x 60 pixel .gif or .jpg banner of your craft company logo, as well as your website link.

We cannot accept Flash, Javascript, PDFs, Word documents, links, or anything larger than 50k. Banner ads should be emailed to craftacular-uk@bust.com as soon as you have been accepted.


How can I help?

We welcome all volunteers wanting to help spread the word about BUST Magazine's Craftacular. Please email craftacular-uk@bust.com to discuss more. And check out the Promote page to download posters suitable to print and e-mail.


How can we contact you?

If you have any questions regarding the application, volunteering, or preparing for this event, please contact us via email at craftacular-uk@bust.com.


I'd like to promote my product/band/hair salon/etc at the BUST Magazine Craftacular. How can I do that? Can I give away my flyers at your event? Can I put my products in the goodie bags?

We're always looking for like-minded companies to participate as sponsors in the BUST Magazine Craftacular.  For more information, contact Christian Detres (christian@bust.com) or Maggie Tam Clark (maggietamclark@bust.com).



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