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8 Reasons Every Artist ‘Should’ Work for Free

November 23, 2014 by


Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what I expect to be a controversial article title, I thought I’d address an issue that’s been widely prevalent since the Oprah/Revolva incident transpired last week. I have seen at least a few dozen times on Facebook individuals (mostly artists I believe) saying various forms of this statement, […]

10 Ways to Handle Gig Rejections Better

November 16, 2014 by


I recently saw someone post a question on line which is paraphrased here: I’ve been negotiating a gig for a while now and the deposit was due today. Instead of sending it, today they told me that there wasn’t enough room in the budget and they wouldn’t be needing me. I just feel like I lost […]

8 Tips for New (Paid) Fire Dancers When Booking & Building a Show

October 4, 2014 by


If you’re new to performing for money and are trying to figure out how to set your rate, when to do a gig for free, what the problem is with undercutting, understand why that girl with tits got a booking and you didn’t or generally looking for more understanding of how to build and charge for […]

6 Quick Tips to Get a Gig Lead/Booking

July 23, 2014 by


As performers, we’re often hustling for the next gig. If you’re finding your calendar is a little lighter than you’d like it to be, or you’re a new artist and don’t have a web site that ranks well from Google searches, or if you are looking for some quick way to raise some dough, or […]

Unsafe Fire Performers Hindering My Gigs: What do I do?

July 21, 2014 by


No doubt this is a serious situation and over recent months, it’s presented itself in multiple contexts to me, so I took some time to write this article in response to this question: “There’s so many new performers that aren’t safe and uninsured. It’s starting to hinder gigs cause the fire marshal is cracking down on […]

Top 10 Things to Remember Before Leaving for a Gig

February 15, 2013 by


Earlier this month, we posted the Quintessential Checklist for Flow Performers which has a more limited scope so naturally, there is some crossover with this new list: Top 10 Things to Remember Before you Leave for a Gig. This list accounts for some of the things one migh think are common sense for fire dacers and […]

Quintessential Checklist for Flow Performers

February 6, 2013 by


As technology changes and opportunities for fire dancing performances expand, more flow artists than ever are finding themselves in front of audiences of all kinds. This article offers a must have checklist of items to bring to your gigs and is a great resource for artists new to the performance world. For All Gigs: all […]