Sell your work at CCAD

Apply to sell at Ampersand Emporium

CCAD is excited to offer alumni the opportunity to sell their work on campus! Ampersand Emporium, CCAD's shiny new school store, will begin carrying alumni work during fall semester, as well as the mid-November through December holiday season. Items may be sold wholesale or consignment (scroll down to view information on contract types), and to be considered, items must meet the submission guidelines listed below. 

Alumni Vendor Applications for both fall semester and the holiday season are now open. CCAD is accepting rolling applications for our fall semester. However, the deadline for holiday season applications is October 1.

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Selection guidelines

  • Items for sale must be provided in multiples. Multiples are like items with the same retail price and size with similar aesthetics.
  • Wholesale items must be like items available in multiples of 12. 
  • Consignment items must be available in multiples of 6.  
  • Currently, CCAD is not accepting one-off items.
  • Items should come professionally packaged. For example, cards should come in plastic sleeves; glass work and jewelry should come in boxes with packing material.  
  • The inclusion of branding and websites on items is highly encouraged. 

What types of things is CCAD looking for?

  • Household goods: mugs, bowls, glassware, ornaments
  • Paper goods: prints, cards, notebooks, stickers, pins, books, calendars
  • Fine art: jewelry, small glasswork
  • Fashion: bags, hats, t-shirts, accessories

Contract types

Consignment in a nutshell
Our basic consignment terms are as follows:

  • Consignment split is 60/40.
  • Columbus College of Art & Design will accept items in units of six.
  • c) Payments for consignments are issued by check at least once per quarter, or when inventory needs replenished.
  • Columbus College of Art & design will issue checks to Consignors on: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31.
  • This will be a 90-day initial contract term that will renew automatically until one party decides to terminate the relationship or until there is a 120-day period with no sales.
  • Consignors are responsible for shipping costs and transportation liability.
  • Columbus College of Art & Design is responsible for items upon arrival, including full coverage for damage or loss.
  • Potential Consignors will have an opportunity to fully review the consignment terms in the contract and ask any questions.
  • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be honored.

Wholesale in a nutshell
Our basic wholesale terms are as follows: 

  • Wholesale split is 50/50.
  • Payments for wholesale Vendors are issued when supply is delivered to Columbus College of Art & Design.
  • This will be a 90-day initial contract term that will renew automatically until one party decides to terminate the relationship or until there is a 120-day period with no sales. 
  • Vendors are responsible for shipping costs and transportation liability. 
  • Columbus College of Art & Design is responsible for items upon arrival, including full coverage for damage or loss. 
  • Columbus College of Art & Design has the right to reduce prices to move inventory; though in most cases, manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be honored.
  • Potential Vendors will have an opportunity to fully review the wholesale terms in the contract and ask any questions. 

FAQ

Can I submit items that are not suggested for sale at Ampersand?

Yes, CCAD will consider additional items that are not listed. Items available in multiples fit the store environment best. Please be aware that Ampersand Emporium has limited space and sells CCAD SWAG alongside snacks and grocery items. As such, high-end products and individual pieces of artwork may not be appropriate for this venue. CCAD will keep a running list of submissions for consideration for a future version of the store that may incorporate more fine art. We thank you for understanding.

Who decides what work will be sold?

CCAD has created a committee of faculty and staff experts to review all submissions and select new items for the school store.  

When will I know if my work was accepted?

The review committee meets twice a semester. We appreciate your patience in awaiting a response.  

How many items will be added each semester? 

As Ampersand Emporium is a new project for CCAD (and we are limited in space) we can only accept a limited number of new products. We will definitely consider all submissions.

If I applied to sell at the CCAD Art Fair, am I automatically considered for Ampersand Emporium?

No, if you are interested in selling your items at Ampersand Emporium, please apply.

What are the store hours?

Currently, the store is not open during traditional hours.  It is open for special campus events throughout the summer. Click here to view the Ampersand store hours.

Can I sell my work at CCAD if I did not graduate from Columbus College of Art & Design?

No, you must be a CCAD Alumni to participate in selling at Ampersand Emporium.

Can CCAD faculty and staff members sell work at the store?

We may open submissions to students, faculty, and staff in the future. For the time being, CCAD is working to incorporate CCAD Alumni in Ampersand Emporium.