So I just read a call to artists from a “Non Profit.” The entry rate was seventy five dollars and if you are chosen then you have to pay an additional two hundred dollars. One hundred and seventy five photographers will make it to the final, times that by two hundred dollars each and you get $35,000 just from the top finalists alone. I don’t know about you, but I smell a fish here. Many non profit associations have chairs that make big money, as well as staff to pay, and that is fine. My real issue is with the cost of the entry. What are we coming to, the more money you can dish out, the more you will be in front of better jurors. Then maybe you will get noticed, and if not just go back to your studio and try again. I don’t know what a good solution to all this is, but I feel artists are taken advantage of a lot, and it is sad. If you have any thoughts, or solutions I would love to hear them.
Follow up from John