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Issues with Crafts Boston via Zapplication


#1

I applied to Crafts Boston via Zapplication but withdrew the
application prior to the deadline. The show did withdraw the
application but refused to refund the jury fee. With all the money
shows are getting from online applications this seems a little
greedy. Also makes me cautious about how I pay for online
applications - now one show at a time so I can cancel via my credit
card. My issue is with the show, not with ZAPP. Just wanted to give
you all a heads-up.


#2
I applied to Crafts Boston via Zapplication but withdrew the
application prior to the deadline. The show did withdraw the
application but refused to refund the jury fee. 

It’s only 40 dollars…

With all the money shows are getting from online applications this
seems a little greedy. 

We have no idea how much it actually costs the show promoters to
have all the applications juried and processed

Also makes me cautious about how I pay for online applications -
now one show at a time so I can cancel via my credit card. 

It’s gotta be hard for the show organizers to sift through
everything considering the fact that many people drop out, even up
until the night before the show…I would be afraid that my
reputation as a professional would suffer if I signed on for too many
shows and then dropped out, isn’t that a concern?

Kim


#3

Maja; While I too have many issues with using zapplication and
totally agree that the jury fees are getting out of hand. If you do
the math some of the bigger shows make more off the application
process than from the attending artists thus making zapplication
popular with them because they can potentially get many more
applications… If you were to submit by mail and decided not do the
show I doubt that the show would have sent your jury fee back.

Dave Owen


#4
It's gotta be hard for the show organizers to sift through
everything considering the fact that many people drop out, even up
until the night before the show....I would be afraid that my
reputation as a professional would suffer if I signed on for too
many shows and then dropped out, isn't that a concern? 

yikes, I hate to think that I disagree.? Many slides aren’t even
looked at.? The same people get into shows, over and over and over
again.? Why?? Because of slide recognition. Artists dropping out
isn’t as frequent as you may think.? The promoters get money
upfront… there are few refunds.