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New Podcast: Storms and Their Impact on Art Fairs

Friday, November 9 - 11 am ET

In the aftermath of the nation's worst storm in history, Hurricane Sandy, people on the East Coast are working toward reestablishing equilibrium in all areas of their lives. The heavy economic toll continues to be counted. This coming weekend's Fine Arts & Crafts Show at the Westfield (NJ) Armory has been cancelled by the National Guard.

How does this cancellation affect the organizers of the event, Howard and Janet Rose of Rose Squared Productions, in the short term and going forward? 

We'll be talking about:

  • how show organizers make their money
  • the economic impact when a show has to be cancelled for show organizers, artists and the surrounding community
  • the importance of events to local economies
  • developing relationships between promoters and artists, their interdependence

We will be taking calls and would love to hear from you. Call in: (805) 243-1338

Access earlier shows: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artfairs

Views: 247

Comment by Geoff Coe on November 7, 2012 at 10:07am

Timely!  Look forward to it.

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 7, 2012 at 6:18pm

I'd love to have questions from you ahead of time that I can ask my guests.

Comment by Geoff Coe on November 8, 2012 at 10:48am

* Do show promoters carry insurance in case of a show canceled because of an "act of God"? 
* If so, then why do so few promoters (obviously, Howard and Janet excepted) reimburse artists when this happens? 

* How do you foster / cultivate relationships with the brick and mortar business(es) whose locations are impacted by your show?  What are their greatest concerns, and how do you address them?

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2012 at 5:50pm

Thanks, Geoff. I'm adding these questions to the list.

Comment by B. David Kay on November 9, 2012 at 8:57am

In this scenario, Sandy, does the venue owner refund the rental cost to the promoter?   Is that even a consideration in their contract with the owner?   Whether it is a Sandy on the coasts, a tornado in the midwest or any other act of God that would cause a cancellatio0n of a show.

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 9, 2012 at 9:41am

Good question, David. I'll add that to the list.

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