Posts Tagged ‘Helena Keeffe’

Value/Labor/Arts: A Primer

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

“When is it okay to work for free? Is it acceptable as long as you’re working with—or for—another artist? What is an artistic service?” These are some of the questions raised by Shannon Jackson, director of UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, in her introduction to Art Practical‘s latest issue, Valuing Labor. She notes, “These are just a few of the hundreds of questions circulating for artists working in the 21st-century[.....]

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[.....]