HOW DO ARTISTS GET PAID?
with writer and arts advocate Alexis Clements
Wednesday, April 16, from 6-8pm
Cost: Free for current Keyholder Residency recipients
$12 for LESP Studio Renters and current Members
$15 for all other artists
In the past few years there’s been a lot of discussion around the payments for artists (or the lack thereof). What’s not often discussed are the ways that artists are getting paid and how those strategies could be applied across fields. This workshop will include a brief overview of how artists are being paid today, a discussion of how you can make use of and join in efforts to advocate for yourself and other artists, and how to start building long-term sustainability into your career.
Alexis Clements is a playwright and journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. She founded the multi-disciplinary arts project New Acquisition, which produced projects from 2007-2010. And in 2012, she co-founded Private Commission, a queer writing group and publisher that launched its first title this year, The Uncensored Collection. Her creative work has been produced and published in both the US and the UK in a variety of venues, often outside of traditional theaters or mainstream publications. In 2010, she co-edited the two-volume anthology of plays, Out of Time & Place, which includes her performance piece, Conversation. From 2012-2013, she served as a fellow at the Cultural Strategies Initiative, and also as a co-editor of Women in Theatre Magazine Online. Her articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in publications such as Salon, Bitch Magazine, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, The L Magazine, Nature, Frontiers, In the Flesh, and Travel New England. She is a regular contributor, focused on art, performance, and the arts economy, to Hyperallergic. In addition, she has been an invited speaker on the arts at such places as Harvard University and the Flux Factory.