How to Balance Art and Life
April 2015

Being an artist and keeping up with everyday life can be a serious challenge. Luckily, Carolyn Edlund is here to give us some pointers on how to balance both.

How often do you rate the shows you've attended? We've just made it even easier to rate shows and promoters you've worked with recently. Read below to find out how you can help out your fellow artists with ratings!

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Jackie
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How to Balance Art and Life

by Carolyn Edlund

"Working Mother" by Joyce Wynes

Art credit: Joyce Wynes via artsyshark.com

Not long ago, I spoke with an artist who was in an intense planning and transition phase in her business. She had lots of work to do, both in her studio and home office. She needed long stretches of time to focus on growing her portfolio and her sales.

But she also had family obligations. Her elderly parents needed attention, and she was the daughter who lived closest to them. She was dealing with a persistent problem, and explained "They don't respect my time. I'm self-employed, and they feel they can call me any time of the day."

Her family clearly didn't take her work seriously, and thought she was available at any time, since her schedule was "flexible." This was wreaking havoc with her ability to do studio work, and to accomplish much.

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Help us grow! Rate the shows you know!

Festival participants rely on feedback from other vendors to learn about events and promoters for many reasons. Rating the great events you've participated in, and sharing the not-so-great feedback is essential in this market for folks to get an edge on shows they might not be familiar with. We have made it a little easier for you to rate events that have recently happened! This new page allows you to sort and locate festivals that have recently happened. You can bookmark this page to revisit at any time!

Remember you can also rate events directly from Pro Search for all the listings we publish on our website.


Everyone Wins With FN's Referral Program!

Word of mouth is the best...and we'd like to personally thank you for spreading the word about FestivalNet! Since you became a FN member, you are already enrolled in our Referral Program.

How it works.. You tell others about FestivalNet, you earn money, and they can get a discount when they join! Simple! You get $5 for every new Pro member you send our way. You can also apply your referral funds toward next year's renewal! We have tons of widgets to choose from on our new Affiliate page, and have made it easier than ever to share your custom referral code on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. You can also access this page in your account by clicking on My Account, then click on your listed affiliate number.

Just the facts:

  • You get $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
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  • Referrals are settled quarterly via Paypal.
  • You may also apply your affiliate credits towards next year's renewal.
  • Referrals can come in via word of mouth or through special tracking links you use in emails or online.
Want to share in person? Hand out your business card or a custom FN Affiliate Flyer when you are working events! If you want to learn more, go here - where you can print your own flyers to hand out.


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