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Old 01-25-01, 08:22 PM   #19
worldwidese
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I believe that fulltime professional artists NEED to be paid, and SHOULD be paid. In Canada, the Fairs have a rating system. A, B, or C, circuit. So if you are going to work them, you know what kind of money you can expect from them, according to their rating. Being new to Busker Festivals, I would appreciate it if someone could post a listing of said Festivals for all to see their rating. Then professionals could opt to work only the paying Festivals, and performers who need the experience, or who are willing to work just for hats, could go for a lower rating. Everybody has to start somewhere, but it's annoying for fulltimers, to be expected to perform at a big budget Festival for less than their worth. The less they pay you, the less respect you get.
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