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how to host a jam?

Post by Constance on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:52 pm

ive started finding some other face painters in my area and was thinking about hosting a jam to try getting to know them but ive never even been to one before so not sure exactly how to do this, can anyone give me some ideas?
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Re: how to host a jam?

Post by rthling on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:38 pm

I've been wanting to do this, too. Not even sure what is entailed in "hosting" one. I wouldn't consider myself very good as a painter. (certainly not great!) Most of the people I have heard of that host jams are pretty good.
That said, there are a few painters in my area, and I'd be willing to jam, and even network, if I wasn't paranoid about them slipping in and stealing my gigs and potetial gigs...
I'll be watching this post, to see what people have to say.
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Post by rthling on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:40 pm

BTW, What is your area, Constance?
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Re: how to host a jam?

Post by Constance on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:52 pm

im in pittsburgh i still fairly new to face painting just started in october so i want to do this as a way of networking with ppl in my area. and im not that great either!!! good starting out but not great. figured id host it just so i can met other painters! lol dont have to worry about them stealing my business as i have none yet!! but figured if i get gigs i need help with i can pass them along and mybe they do the same?
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Re: how to host a jam?

Post by lorrinwagner on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Kara and I are doing one in a couple of weeks. She has a really big house so that is where it is taking place. We are doing it a little different, we invited models and photographers along with face painters and it is more of a body and face jam (not the standard). We are charging $5.00 a person and having food and drinks and I am also in charge of door prizes (brushes, paint, etc.). It hasn't happened yet so hopefully all goes well. Kara set up an invite on Facebook so we can track who is or isn't going and keep everyone up to date. I can't wait to meet a ton of other painters, most of the time you are booked for a weekend and they need someone to send the client to that they can trust, I have really started to build by business just by getting referrals, it is also really professional to refer the client to someone you know is good and has good values. Also, once you know some other painters you can call for festivals and large events. Good luck, I'm sure your jam will rock!
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Re: how to host a jam?

Post by Kammy on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:09 pm

lorrinwagner - I know this was a few months ago, but I'm curious. How did the jam go? Did it all work out well? Smile
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Re: how to host a jam?

Post by wmeventservices on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:26 pm

For anyone looking to host a jam, here's what I did and I'm still very new to running a jam so take it with a grain of salt.

1. Pick a date and location (I prefer public location and weekdays)
2. Contact all artists personally. Take the time to make a call so they can get feel for you and your intentions.
3. Come up with rules and guidelines for attendees to follow.

Here's the link to our Facebook page so you can get ideas.
www.facebook.com/epfacepaintingjam
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