An informative guide to arts and craft festivals fees and commissions
Arts and Craft Festivals Fee Structures
- FLAT: A one time fee with no additional charges or commissions on your gross sales.
- FLAT + COMMISSION: A flat fee to exhibit at a craft show AND a cut of your total gross (usually 10% but more if it is part of a charity fundraiser such as school fairs or church fairs). The flat fee is paid in advance, and the commission is collected in one of two ways:
- HONOR SYSTEM: You are trusted by the craft fair promoter to calculate your gross sales at the end of the craft show and hand over a check for the agreed upon commission (usually 10%) before you leave.
Don't get greedy on this as experienced promoters have a pretty good idea of how much to expect from each craft category. Plus, if you don't perform well at their shows, or you don't pay your full 10%, you may be dropped from their next season, since you aren't making them any money.
I've known crafters who pay out at least $300 to the promoter even though they didn't make that much in weekend sales, just to stay in the good graces of the show promoter.
- CENTRAL CASHIER: You write out an invoice for each customer who then goes and pays the central cashier. The customer comes back with a verified receipt and picks up their jewelry. At the end of the day, you get a check from the organization for sales at the craft show, minus the flat fee and commission.
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