FAQ BUST Summer Craftacular

Here are some frequently asked questions about the BUST London Craftacular. Please read these FAQs thoroughly before filling out our application!

 

What is the BUST Summer Craftacular?

The BUST Summer Craftacular is an alternative shopping bonanza that has been taking place in London since 2008, featuring over 60 designer-makers, DJs, drinks and dancing. The popular Summer and Christmas BUST Craftacular events host DIY crafting workshops alongside stalls laden with the very best in handmade gifts and indie wares: from handbags, clothing and jewellery to cards. The first 100 attendees through the door score a special goodie bag and shoppers will also have the chance to win in the Craftacular Raffle, chock-full of a BUST-load of booty!



When and where will the 2015 BUST Summer Craftacular take place?

The BUST Summer Craftacular will take place on Sunday May 17 from 12pm till 6pm at York Hall in Bethnal Green, east 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. Click here to see a map of the location.

 

How much does a stall cost at the event?

A booth fee of £85 will get you one approx 2m by 1m table and two chairs. You can also apply for 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. 

 

How do I apply?

1. Fill out our online vendor application, which can be found here. Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by midnight (GMT) on Sunday March 8.


2. You will be asked to pay your table fee (which includes a non-refundable £5 application fee) in order to submit this application form. This is a new policy and therefore we have instituted two refund deadlines. If you are accepted to the BUST Summer Craftacular and have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel by March 22 you will receive a full refund (less the £5 application fee); if you cancel by April 12 you will receive a half refund (less the £5 application fee). No refunds will be given after April 12 2014.

If you have any problems paying online with a credit card or PayPal, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are not accepted as a vendor, your table fee will be refunded by March 23; your application fee 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

That's it! We will notify all applicants of their status on March 16.



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.



Can I share a table?

If you are applying for a half table and wish to share it with a specific designer, please let us know on your application form, and as as long as you are both accepted we will make sure you are on the same table. 



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 May 17, 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 the BUST Summer Craftacular be promoted?

The BUST Summer Craftacular will be promoted via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with postcards and posters, email blasts to local and national mailing lists, press releases, advertising placement on craft websites and listings in local press. Previous Craftaculars have been featured in Time Out, The Guardian, Emerald Street, Metro, The Telegraph's Stella magazine, Le Cool and many more online and print publications. BUST will also provide all vendors with banner ads to help get the word out.



What kinds of information will be listed on the BUST Craftacular website?

In addition to the online vendor application and FAQs, The BUST Craftacular website will list all participating vendors. Once you are notified of your acceptance, please provide us with gif or jpeg banner of your craft company logo. Banner ads should be 120 pixels wide x 120 pixels tall. Banners may animate, but cannot be in flash format. No java script. Please keep banners under 50k. And be sure to let us know where to link the banner. Banner ads should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as you have been accepted.



How can I help?

We welcome all volunteers wanting to help spread the word about the BUST Craftacular. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



I'd like to promote my product/band/hair salon/etc at the 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 Craftacular.  For more information, contact Victoria Woodcock on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07773335428. 

 

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