Make sure you consider the following issues when drafting or reviewing a design agreement.
In the absence of a national platform for assessing craft teachers and class experience, show owners and event organizers are on their own for vetting instructors. Some best practices are emerging, especially as students’ expectations rise and professional teachers raise standards.
When you’re planning to teach it’s important to include all of the terms of the agreement in written form, and to get the contract signed by both parties.
A contract for creative teachers and lecturers protects both parties and prevents surprises since everyone knows what’s expected ahead of time.
An open letter to the community from John Bolton, General Manager of Interweave. This letter apologizes for and announces corrections in favor of teachers.
Changes to Interweave Yarn Fest Contract Shift Financial Risk and Promotional Burden from Show Organizers to Teachers
#FairFiberWage was a trending topic on Twitter last week after fiber arts teacher Abby Franquemont published a piece on Medium entitled, What Does It Cost to Hire Top Talent in the Fiber Arts? I’m Glad You Asked. The conversation was spurred by the latest contract offered by F+W Media to Interweave Yarn Fest teachers. We explore what the contract looks like now and what the implications are for teachers at this show.
Teaching your craft professionally can be a great way to earn income and establish yourself as an expert in your field. Here’s best practices!
How to read craft book contracts and what you should consider when negotiating, by expert Kate McKean, a literary agent with 12 years of experience.