What’s In It For The Location Owner

When approaching location owners about hosting a public workshop, it’s crucial to understand what is in it for them.

  • Increased Foot Traffic: Workshops draw attendees to the venue, potentially on slower business days, boosting overall visitor numbers.
  • Revenue Opportunities: While some venues may charge rental fees, especially to well-known hosts, newcomers can negotiate deals or find venues willing to host for free in exchange for the increased traffic and sales opportunities workshops bring. For instance, participants may purchase drinks, meals, or other products.
  • Community Engagement: Hosting workshops enhances the venue’s reputation within the community, positioning it as a supporter of local arts and education.
  • Marketing and Exposure: The event can provide valuable promotional exposure for the venue, especially if it’s featured in workshop advertising and social media.

Understanding these benefits from the venue owner’s perspective is key when reaching out. If the first location isn’t interested or charges a fee beyond your budget, keep asking around. Many venue owners are open to such collaborations, especially if they see clear benefits to their business.