How to effect change at the shows we do.
When we see or experience things that are wrong at the shows, how do we addrees them?
If supposed "artists" are violating the rules, what do we do?
Examples might be:
Breaking down prior to set times.
Bringing vehicles in prior to set times.
Buy / sell
Bead stringing (simple, not where they made or colored the beads themselves).
Representative instead of artist presence.
Not having created themselves.
50% off signs.
Just examples, there are many more...
The question is:
What should / could we fine artist's do to effect change?
Some promoters just feel they are renting real estate. Some do not understand what this is doing to our beloved field. some are not aware of the wrongdoings.
We are not going to change the offending "artist's" as they know what they are doing and don't care. How do we get the promoters / directors to police and enforce, better?
If we don't, our future is bleak.
Ideas? Collective bargaining? monetary? advertising / public shamming?
I have personally spoken to some promoters, when I have experienced this, to no avail. They do not seem to understand, this will eventually hurt them too. I have read in the rules that if certain things happen, the "artist" will be evicted, immediately. Then when the promoter is made aware, they say "oh. they wont be welcomed back next year." Next year, they were back :-(