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"The Working at Shows Forum"

fnoadmin
fnoadmin
02/16/09 22:24:08
Posts: 11
The Working at Shows Forum
This forum is a place to discuss the world of owrking at festivals and special events. Feel free to add a post, add a topic or suggest a new forum category.

kolby29
kolby29
02/21/09 21:00:02
Posts: 1
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
i have just signed onto this site and havent a clue how this works... are there other artist on here??

test09
test09
02/22/09 18:19:20
Posts: 4
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
FNO has been around for years as the top site for art/craft show and festival info, there details are the best and they have tons of shows. This community is new, but it should become a great place for artists, crafters and other folks working in this market. Check out the show tips page, http://festivalnet.com/craft_show_tips.html and the neswletters archive for some good info, http://festivalnet.com/other/news_letters/index.html.

fnoadmin
fnoadmin
02/23/09 07:48:54
Posts: 11
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
Those pages linked:
http://festivalnet.com/craft_show_tips.html
http://festivalnet.com/other/news_letters/index.html

irina
irina
02/28/09 14:20:03
Posts: 2
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
I have a suggestion to the forum and FNO newsletter to include LEGAL aspects of our business. It looks like there is very little info on this - street performers/artists working on public property are protected by 1st Amendment of the Constitution, and there are several web-sites featuring legal battles between street performers and their city governments, but there are no web-sites to get legal advice for festival artists and vendors. It looks like we don't have any legal rights at all and the management of the festival always wins. I've been in situations when my rent was raised at the last moment, despite the fact that I put a deposit a year ago, I was refused spots at festivals based on residency ("we have local face-painters who need money"), I was in a situation once when there was a huge church tent with free face-painting right next to me, though management told me I would be the only face-painter at the show etc etc I never took any legal action, but I wonder if I could...Does anybody know any web-sites giving free legal advice to festival folk?

carrierbill
carrierbill
03/02/09 13:36:44
Posts: 1
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
I too am new to this site and have no idea what to do with it other than look for Craft Shows in my area. I make small seasonal arrangements that are sellable and fun to make, however, they are inexpensive and I need to sell a whole lot of them to pay for my space. I am a recently retired USPS mailman and would like to know what else I could sell that might increase my intake of cash. Can you help me? In Northwest Houston, Texas.

crnwoodnut
crnwoodnut
03/03/09 23:28:16
Posts: 2
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
Well my wife thinks I am a artist. I am also new is the welcome wagon on the road?

crnwoodnut
crnwoodnut
03/03/09 23:35:00
Posts: 2
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
Yes i do belive that some type of legal advise page or forum would be nice. I have not done very many shows yet but I ave found that its the little stuff that adds up. I am not made of money and what i do have and make is never enough so if I could learn from somebody eles mistake that would be nice. What advise does any one have? I am a weood turner and if there is anything some one is will to share it greatly excepted.

egarcia
egarcia
03/12/09 12:37:56
Posts: 1
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
I am new on this site as well and new to the world of craft fairs. I make greeting cards and am looking for small venues as a beginner. I also have some questions that I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with. At outdoor craft fairs I see information about the size of the space that is available, but do organizers include the tents or is that something that we have to purchase and put up ourselves? I am also looking for local church and school fairs in the CT area. If anyone has any info on these smaller venues that would be greatly appreciated.

lagrizzly
lagrizzly
03/13/09 14:16:01
Posts: 49
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
Since local and state laws have such a wide variance, it would be very hard to have a general legal page here. (We're in Louisiana; since the legal code here is based upon Napoleanic law we have laws like no other state.) Also, Dominions (Pennsylvania and Virginia come to mind; there may be others) are somewhat different from other states. Your best bet would be to contact someone who does something similar to you in the geographical locations you're showing in, and ask them how they handle specific situations.

In addition to searching for all types of fairs in every state, this site is great for advertising what you can do and how you do it to promoters, other vendors, and potential customers through still photos, videos, blogs, and written descriptions. We just discovered this aspect of festivalnet.com recently, and tried to put it to use in advertising our business. Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated, as we're newbies at this whole festival/selling thing. David & Lisa Brown at Bear Paw Sticks & Staffs

ejcrafts
ejcrafts
03/13/09 14:57:11
Posts: 1
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
Every state is different so the best bet to see what you need in your area is to go to a few shows in your area and ask the vendors. Vendors are mostly very friendly people and are willing to answer all your questions. I have done shows for almost 30 years but only in the western states. I always help new people who want to get into doing shows. Eva of EJ's Crafts

poofbgone200
poofbgone200
03/13/09 21:00:13
Posts: 1
Re: The Working at Shows Forum
I have been doing shows for a year and i love it it is just finding the good ones you know that is where the problem starts . I will do a show everyone raves about and do okay and also the shows they say are bad I will do great


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