Posts Tagged ‘compensation’

Summer Reading – Finding Value in a Flattened Field

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. 100 Posterworks, 2009–2013; printed poster; 11 x 17 in. Courtesy of the Artists.

Today for our Summer Reading series we bring you Patricia Maloney’s recent op-ed from our partners at Art Practical. The author notes, “The commitment to paying contributors must be acknowledged as only the most visible link in a long chain of interlocking, concrete exchanges distributed throughout the ecosystem. Paying a writer or artist is not a unidirectional transaction; it is part of a public health policy.” This[…..]

Dying of Exposure

From our partners at Art Practical, today we bring you an essay from their new issue, “Free Speech in the Art World.” Author Aruna D’Souza discusses “the challenge of being a writer in an age when we are all content providers, the difficulty of separating one kind of free labor from another kind, of weighing one type of exposure against another, of what we are willing to offer[…..]

Help Desk: Support for Artists

Sigmar Polke. Untitled, 1971. Paint on fabric.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I espouse fair labor initiatives like W.A.G.E. to pay artists.[1] However, my own projects are often un- or under-funded; if a stipend covers a significant portion of my expenses, that seems like a success, even[…..]

Who Pays Artists?

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. 100 Posterworks, 2009-2013; printed poster; 11 x 17 in.

From our friends at Bad at Sports, today we bring you a synthesis of recent considerations on the economics of artist compensation. Author Abigail Satinsky asks, “Because if we do agree, yes artists should get paid, what then? Who are our choruses directed at?” This article was originally published on October 24, 2014. In a recent review in the New Yorker of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition of[…..]

Precarity as Profession

Participation ≠ Compensation workshop, Valuing Laboring in the Arts practicum, April 19, 2014, UC Berkeley Art Museum. Courtesy of the Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley. Photo: Joseph del Pesco

From our partners at Art Practical, today we bring you Lane Relyea‘s commissioned response to Stephanie Syjuco’s “Participation ≠ Compensation” workshop at the Valuing Labor in the Arts practicum at the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley. Relyea notes, “[…] art venues will often claim to treat artists as professionals by rewarding their research with exposure more than cash. But who then pays the bills?” This article was originally[…..]

Standard Deviation

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you Helena Keeffe‘s essay on labor and transparency. If you’ve ever been an intern, volunteered, or otherwise worked for free, looked for ways to support yourself as an artist, or wondered where you might get the tools necessary to weigh the risks and benefits of low-paying opportunities, you should take the time[…..]