~ The year I stopped making art ~

the year I stopped making art_2_14-04-2020

Published by Documentations.art

Reflecting the urgency of this moment, I wrote this text hoping it would raise awareness and prompt swift reactions from institutions and the people in the position to protect the most vulnerable agents of our ecosystem, in the arts industry. The economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, freelancers, artists, creatives, zero-hour contract workers —amongst many other precarious workers— is undeniable.

Due to the many (and indispensable) cancellations, we are forced out of work. The truly pressing matter for us right now is our financial survival, not our visibility. Making sure our art stays visible is wonderful, but securing our income must be your priority.

**As a gesture of protest and in solidarity with my peers who are not getting paid, my website will be closed until further notice.

I believe now is a good time to think about the ways in which we can redistribute resources across our field. One thing you can do is donate regularly a small percentage of your salary and/or budget to build a communal emergency fund like this one:

Donate: Precarious Workers and Artists Hardship Fund