Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
We are great at squirrling away some of the profits of the booming sales leading to Christmas, however it seems like some of the down months (January, February, March) when there is little of any art events going on, and our income drops sharply is just when all of the big applications are due. We had thought we planned sufficiently for those costs, as well as operating expenses but this year we have underplanned, and find ourselves scrapping together funds to apply for shows.
1. How do you handle the cost of jury / booth fees for upcoming shows?
2. How do you carry yourself through those dry months?
We have been working at this for 5 years, and are still surprised by unexpected expenses, and a budget that runs super lean. I value all of your input.