Once upon a time artists set up a table somewhere people congregated, maybe added a tent, then artists got together and had small shows and the rest is history.
What most artists want is a fair break. We can't account for bad weather or other acts of nature.
- Venues whether they are outside or inside need to have easy access to setup.
- With the advent of Zapplication and online entry - honesty is the best policy in defining the customers and their purchase power to the artists.
- Charging large amounts for show fees may make the provider feel that they are making more money - they are promoting turnover in the artists they bring.
- If it is an art show - $5 bracelets and tie dye teeshirts should not be included.
- If it is a show where wholesale and retail customers mix - make the policies clear. (Wholesale to the public need not apply)
- Advertise wisely - where are your customers coming from
- Make advertising available to the vendors
- Overcharge vendors for space and amenities
- Are difficult to setup
- Lie about the possibilities of earnings
- Limit access to my customers by either charging large entry fees or stringent admission requirements.
- Mostly are in it to make money for themselves and show it by putting their products at the forefront or limit promotion as an unecessary expense.
- Have large volumes of inexpensive products for sale at the show which I and other artists need to compete.