Creative work is work, not just fun — and people should be compensated for it, even if they love doing what they do.
A 2015 survey found 70 percent of artists in San Francisco reporting housing displacement, for a variety of reasons, supporting the hypothesis that an important demographic shift is happening in the Bay Area. Of the remaining 30 percent, many cited displacement as a concern, even if they weren’t dealing with it directly. Artists and many […]
For thousands of years, women have been saddled with the expectation that they perform labour for free to benefit the people around them. Put in position as caregivers, managers of households, and more, they’ve kept family units functional without compensation for generations. That’s something that started to be challenged in a more meaningful way in […]
A newspaper puts up a paywall. Three months later, there are 35 subscribers. Too bad someone just spent a small fortune acquiring that newspaper, eh? There’s a lot of debate about the paywall model, and whether or not it works, and where, and why. As a creative professional, I’m growing more and more concerned with […]