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Is anyone here earning a living?

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For Sale: Trimline Canopy 10x10 with Awning

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Next Podcast:  Jan. 25, 5 pm ET. Can you do it without a pension or supplemental income? What are the tricks to earning a living on the streets of the U.S. If you would like to be on this panel please contact me.

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Call for Artists: 13th Geneva Fine Art Fair

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

July 22 & 23 
Geneva, Illinois

Downtown, 8 S. Third Street

Sat., 10am-5pm | Sun. 10am-5pm

presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

175 Artists

Deadline: February 1  
 
Geneva, a chic and…
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Arts Festival Giving Back program awards $33000 in grants

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

I know our focus here is on insuring that the artists who are participating in the events earn a living. That is my mission.

But some art festivals do that and more. The Anacortes Arts Festival in Anacortes, WA, has a mission of giving back to the arts in its community, a Giving Back Program. In 2016, the festival handed out $42,350 in grants. That number was $39,974 in 2015 and $49,000 in 2014 (which includes cultural…

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Is Anyone Here Earning a Living?

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Next podcast: January 25, 5 pm ET

The premise: As a "new" artist attempting to earn a living at the nation's art fairs I often think about the business side of things. People are surprised that I even attempt the notion of doing it full time... without a pension! …

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Call for Artists: 36th Art Birmingham

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 17, 2017 at 7:15am 0 Comments

May 13 & 14

Birmingham, Michigan

Downtown in Shain Park 
Produced by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in association with The Guild of Artists &…
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Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2017 at 8:03am 1 Comment

June 3 &…
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Last Call: 13 Chicagoland Art Fairs from August to November

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 13, 2017 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

Amdur logo For over thirty years, Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival produc-tion company, has organized and directed many of the Midwest's most prestigious juried art festivals. 

In 2017 Amdur Productions offers price rollbacks, pro-panel wall system rentals, deals…
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