The Credit Valley Artisans is a Non-Profit group of artisans that is run by the members with an elected board of directors. Payment of rent, heating, utilities, etc. is paid for by membership fees, holding art courses, and a percentage of profits from the sales. We have no paid staff and therefore must each contribute what they are able to run the organization. This may consist of cleaning and repairing the cottage, helping out at sales, and managing the business of the organization.
each sale, a sales committee is established that consists of at least one member
from each of the guilds. About 2 to 3 months before each sale, the
committee starts meeting to plan the event. We usually make them “fun”
meetings that involve pot-luck and sharing of tasks. Closer to the event
we get the co-operation of other members of the CVA to help with the
cleaning, decorating, co-ordinating, displaying, advertising, putting up
posters, and anything else that is needed.
15% of the sales go to the CVA to help defray the costs of maintenance of the cottage, equipment purchase and maintenance, hydro and water, rent, supplies, advertising, and other overhead costs. The remainder goes to the individual artists.
2017 Christmas Sales Committee - contact firstname.lastname@example.org