Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All Art No Pay

All Art No Pay

The other day, I stumbled on a link to "All Art, No Pay",  a Tumblr dedicated to Craig's List ads that solicit creative services for no pay. I understand the need to look elsewhere to have your creative needs taken care of, but be willing to pay for those services, in some way or another. It's unbelievably insulting for people to continue to think that it's just fine if they ask artists for free services. After all, how hard can it be, right? "You can whip up that masterpiece in no time and design my promotion package at the push of a button, right? And you'll do it for free."

Try that shit with a lawyer, plumber, contractor, etc, when you need one and see how far you get. This is why artists need to have boundaries when it comes to giving away their work, whether for benefits or in the name of "getting their name out there". I wouldn't THINK of approaching a lawyer asking for free services, unless pro bono work is something that they are offering.

For fuck's sake...
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