Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
There is only one show a year that I do that would be classified as a craft show (generally lower end products and buy/sell) and the funds mostly go to scholarships and the like (501c3). This year, they added in a jury fee, $25. I am used to jury fees for art shows, I am wondering if there is normally jury fees for craft shows? I know one artist, that is partially a consultant for them, was telling them to add one because all the shows do it and it would be extra funds. No surprise that they added it.
I would confront them on it.
If they allow buy-sell, do they even have a jury? The "jury fee" started as the fee to cover the costs of an actual outside paid jury. If no jury, then there should not be a jury fee. Let them call it an "application fee" if they must extract more money. I heard of one famously soft-juried show that changed theirs to an application fee.
Oh, that's funny!
I pay a processing fee to a show where I am fortunate enough that I do not need to go through the jurying. Same price as the jury fee.
They could call it your "Pre-juried" fee, Judy!
Yes! They do get some reputable jurors so I'm relieved that I don't have to fret over it!
Shows that do not have any fee, regardless of calling it a jury fee or application fee, are more than likely in need of finding artists and crafts people to participate in their show. I've seen some shows with a $10 app fee and from there show app fees go upwards of $50+. However i haven't yet come across a show with a $0 fee.
I have. Local shows with an army of volunteers. Such shows that don't charge are becoming increasingly rare.