KuroCon Virutal Artist Alley Information
KuroCon will host a virtual artist alley alongside other programming and events to give a full virtual convention experience. Artist Alley has always been a staple of conventions and an important part of the community. To support independent artists, slots for our Artist Alley are free!
Artists will be able to promote their works by the following:
- Featured on the Artist Alley Directory page on the KuroCon website, with links to their socials and shops
- Dedicated artist text-channel on the KuroCon Discord
- Promo-only text channel for artists
- Art chat text channel
- Promoted by KuroCon social media
- KuroCon will share artists by retweeting their promo tweets/streams and creating a collection of artists’ posts via Twitter Moments
SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED, thank you so much!
KuroCon Virtual Artist Alley Participants!
Our main activity with artists will be a collaborative live drawing/sketch session* via DrawPile on the Kurocon Twitch channel. DrawPile is an application that allows users to host public or private drawing sessions with others. Participation is completely optional, but we invite you to join us for a fun, creative time. More details will be forthcoming for the live drawing activities.
The live drawing sessions will be on:
- Saturday, July 4th
- Sunday, July 5th
**Times will be announced after artists applications have been confirmed.
Details for collaborative live drawing:
- Minimum of 5 artists for each session
- 90 minutes per session
- Social Media featured on stream
To ensure safety of artists and management of the drawpile, a mod will be present and host the drawpile session. The mod will check-in with artists prior to the stream to check that all have installed the application from the drawpile website. The total time is estimated to take 90 minutes in total, 30 minutes for stream preparations with all participating artists and 90 for drawing.
*In the case we do not have enough artists for drawpile, we will host a live drawing stream from one artist each day. We will confirm details after all applications have been submitted.
Artists sign-ups are first come first serve via google forms with a maximum of 50 slots available. Sign-ups will start on June 15th and end on June 19th. Artists will be contacted by June 22nd with confirmation and more information.
Sign up is closed!
If you have any questions, please contact KuroCon staff. We look forward to having you in our virtual artist alley!
KuroCon wants to help promote independent artists during the pandemic when cons are cancelled, for free. Each artist will get to promote themselves on the Kurocon’s social platforms and websites.
As an artist, you will get promotion through:
1. The KuroCon website through the artist alley directory page.
2. The KuroCon twitter. Any tagged tweets will be shared on the Kurocon twitter.
3. The KuroCon discord on a dedicated artist channel.
4. The KuroCon Twitch stream during our artist programming.
All KuroCon Virtual Artist Alley participants will abide by our policies.
1. You must be at least 18 years old by the time KuroCon occurs on July 4th, 2020.
2. KuroCon currently only allows artwork and content that is safe for work/all ages. NSFW/R-18 works will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this policy or if your content is acceptable, please contact us.
3. All sales must go through your own ecommerce channel and not directly on KuroCon Discord or other KuroCon channels. You must link to your own online storefronts. KuroCon is not planning to do any commercial sales on our platform.
4. Please provide any marketing material to Kurocon staff to display on our website, discord channels, and social media. If you do not provide marketing material in a timely manner, you may not have any marketing on KuroCon official channels.
5. You will be required to join the KuroCon Discord in advance to use our artist promotion channels and give our team time to set up your role.