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Artists, Craftspeople, Musicians, Festivals, & Others that exhibit, perform or work in the music, art, craft, festival biz and special events industry, will find these past Newsletters of interest.

Years 2018-2020. To access a back issue, click the Newsletter title. Use the search box above to find a topic in all years.

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Promoters News:

How to Find Companies That Are Interested in Sponsoring Events
By Stephen Kim for bizzabo.com


Sell to those who want what you’re selling! Though obvious, people often overlook this fact when the need for buyers becomes urgent and overbearing. This kind of tunnel vision is particularly true for event organizers looking to secure event sponsors.

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The approach should not be to indiscriminately search for potential partners but to find companies who are specifically interested in sponsoring events. It’s a subtle yet significant difference. By focusing solely on companies willing to sponsor events, the search process becomes targeted and in turn yields more favorable results. 

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Musicians News:

Funding for musicians: music grants in the USA
By Dave Cool for Bandzoogle.com

There are dozens of organizations in the USA which regularly award cash to serious artists, allowing the recipients to focus entirely on furthering their music career in some way. And unlike loans, they don't need to be paid back.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! These funding opportunities are out there for the taking, but they're very competitive. You'll need to research which ones are a good fit for you, find out when the deadlines are, and set aside plenty of time for the application process, which can be intense.

image via bandzoogle

Some music grant organizations exist to help out fledgling artists, while others support more established artists. Depending on the type of grant, the funding could be used to get a new music project off the ground, record an album, or tour. Some organizations place no restrictions at all on how you can use the money.

Here are seven of our favorite music grants available in the United States to get your wheels turning. But definitely check out local opportunities in your own city or state, you never know what you might come across.

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Food Vendors News:

5 Ways To Build Food Truck Staff And Customer Loyalty
By Richard Myrick for Mobile Cuisine


Why do you own a food truck or why are you planning to start one? Is it merely to make money or do your employees and customers factor into the decision making process? Do your plans include staff and customer loyalty?

If you want a successful food business you must prioritize loyalty to your employees, customers and the community, no matter what the bottom line is saying.

Develop Long-term Relationships

No matter what position a staff member is hired for, you need to think about and share your vision for their future within your food truck business. Promoting from your existing staff builds trust and gives employees goals to shoot for.

These long-term employee relationships will also boost morale and productivity within the truck. This helps the business out by providing lower turnover and keeps overhead as low as possible. The lack of turnover will also cut down on the costs of training.

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Artists & Crafters News:

15 Smart Ways to Invest in Your Art Career (Plus 3 More That are Free!)
By Alicia Puig for Empty Easel


You’ve probably heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money,” right? But, when you’re just starting out, having slower than normal art sales, or trying to find work, it’s hard to allocate funds to professional development. 

 The good news is, investing in your art career doesn’t always require you to spend money. Setting aside some time to work specifically on business and administrative tasks can be incredibly helpful and yield great results.

image: Bruce Mars

Free art career investments to get you started

1. Review, revise, and update!

Have you looked at your resume, artist statement, and website lately?

Make sure to have your newest work photographed and add it to your site. List any recent accomplishments and check your statement to ensure it still accurately describes the art that you are currently working on.

2. Get organized

Having everything perfectly arranged in your studio or workspace isn’t a necessity, but a few adjustments can make a big difference.

If you attended an event and have business cards lying around, save them in one place with your other contacts, preferably within an email marketing program. Set up an inventory of your work so that you can easily track the location and availability of each piece. 

3. Share your work

By now, most artists are active on social media. Try your best to post regularly and share high quality images of your art. Using the email list mentioned above, go ahead and send a newsletter with recent or available pieces.

To reach out to galleries or curators directly, draft a concise, professional email introducing yourself and your art. Do your research and only submit to opportunities where your work would be a good fit. This will save you both time and an excess of rejection letters.

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