Pay Art Workers
In other news, culture workers have been underpaid, unpaid, and unemployed for long before the pandemic struck. I've recently started attending weekly Study-in-Action sessions with scores of other arts workers across the country who are fed up with the "starving artist" myth that undermines the capacity of culture-workers to sustain a decent livelihood.
Checkout this inspiring work by radical culture-workers seeking to disrupt the dominant art philanthropy paradigm and pursue a restructuring of the arts economy that benefits the workers and their communities based on the principles of a Solidarity Economy :
Their current series of live webinars was inspired by a study commissioned by Grantmakers for the Arts about the ways that arts and culture grantmakers can engage in systems-change work. LET'S DO THIS.