Information and Details for 2018 Vending Applicants
Thank you so much for your interest in vending at Elevation 2018. Your participation in our event means a lot to us, and we promise to do our best to support you. We believe that the craftspeople, artisans and importers play an important role in our microcosm of belly dance. We can’t wait to see what you have to offer this year!
Who should apply?
We have a small, intimate vending room where we love to let each vendor be the primary supplier of their specialty items. Because of this, we favor smaller vendors who sell hand made, unique, or one of a kind items. Vendors who have a reputation for playing well with others, adding something different to the mix, and supporting the community are the best fit for our Elevation tribe!
Dates: Thursday May 3- Sunday May 6, 2018 Vendors are required to participate in all 4 days
The approximate and tentative schedule is as follows:
Set up: Thursday 5/3/18 6:45-10am; first class begins at 9am.
Classes are mostly from 8am-6pm, depending upon the day.
Shows: Thursday & Saturday Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm at the AMC upstairs theater. Vendors will be expected to be open prior to the doors opening, and at the intermission as well.
Friday 9-11am: Serious Shopper’s Showcase: no classes at this time
Sunday: last class ends at 4:30pm and everyone needs to be out of the venue by 6pm.
Exact vending times will be provided and may have some changes.
Vending fees are $175 per space. Vending fee due dates will be given when you receive an acceptance notice. Please pay close attention to this information, spaces will not be held past those due dates. Payment will be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vending area
The vending area is a small, clean, well-lit room that is attached to the main classroom in the American Mountaineering Center. Students taking classes at AMC will pass through the vending area to enter and exit class. There are also some vending spaces available in the hallway adjacent to the classroom and in the lobby. We accommodate under 20 vendors in our event.
After Hours info
The American Mountaineering rooms will be locked when we leave each night. We will NOT have access to the vending room after the center is closed, so do not forget any personal items. Please cover your tables when you are not open. Neither Elevation nor the American Mountaineering Center are responsible for items that are lost or stolen, do not leave your personal items or valuables unattended. We have not had any problems in the past, but the Center is open to the public, so it is not just our dance community.
Please note that vending spaces in the hallway or in the lobby may need to be moved into the main vending room before we leave for the night, depending upon what else is going on in the building. We take this into consideration when we select the vendors for those spaces.
Serious Shopper's Showcase
The Serious Shopper’s Showcase has traditionally been on Thursday, but THIS year, we are offering a special vending time on Friday morning, when no classes are currently being scheduled. This is a time when dancers can really focus on shopping and getting all those goodies that they have been saving up for!
Vendor’s have the option of contributing to the door prizes that are given away during the Serious Shopper’s Showcase by donating an item between $10-25.
The shows are scheduled to take place at the AMC upstairs theater. The vendors will be expected to be open before the show as well as during intermission.
Thursday 5/3/18 & Saturday 5/5/18 Doors at 7:30pm show at 8:00pm.
At this time, there is no show scheduled for Friday 5/4/18.
Show Tickets & Performing
Elevation is unable to offer any free tickets to vendors to attend the shows. We understand that it can be challenging to purchase show tickets to see the performances and vend at the same time. For vendors who really want to watch the whole show, we recommend that you find a (non-dancer) friend to help out so you can purchase a ticket and actually enjoy the whole show!
This year you will receive a discount code to use to receive a small discount on 1 show ticket per vendor.
Are you a performer? Typically our performers are required to take a minimum of 4 classes so that all performers are representing the event. Full time vendors who apply to perform will have a smaller class requirement, please inquire on the performer application if this applies to you.