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Starving Artist: Fact or Fiction: Non-Profit Doesn’t = No Money
ERPA Invention Session #1
Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 7:30-9:30pm
Galapagos Art Space
Moderated by Sara Juli, Performance Artist, Director of Development at Dance Theater Workshop
• Robert Elmes, Director, Galapagos Art Space
• Amanda Clayman, Financial Wellness Program, The Actors Fund
• Chris Ajemian, Artist, Entrepreneur
• Brian Newman, CEO, Tribeca Film Institute
What makes us think that we're a 'sell out' if we make money from our art? Why do we seem to believe that we must suffer to make great art, yet we pine away for the seemingly Utopian government sponsored art cultures of Berlin and Brussels? Is there something inherently hierarchical and damaging in the 'gift economy' that the arts and philanthropy work in? The non-profit model that most artists use may not be the best model for our work, yet we gravitate to it like lemmings. What about being for-profit or for-benefit? What do those things even mean? What about LLCs and L3Cs and what about a blend model?
This program is presented by The Field as part of the ERPA program. View panelist bios and learn more.