Let’s talk about juried shows and malls

Market/Mall Producer Monday: Let’s talk about juried shows and malls. My market is a juried show. Not everyone that applies gets chosen to participate. This is a hard line to hold as a producer. Producers take on a lot of up front financial risk. It is very tempting to take all comers. But I’m going to tell you a few reasons why you shouldn’t.

1. Shoppers want high quality, well curated vendors. You may get shoppers to come to one show allowing anything goes, but you will not be able to sustain your success and build a long term reputation as …Read More

Juried vendors or how to select the best vendors for your festival

Juried markets and why do it?
Open markets and festivals can either be open to all vendors who are interested in attending, or they can be juried, meaning the participants are judged based on the quality of the work. This is usually the case with art fairs where there are many artists who fill out applications to attend and the organizers are tasked with reviewing the artwork before final approval. This kind of applicant competition doesn’t have to be based on artwork, it can be for any type of craft such as food, services and more.

One thing is very important to …Read More