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The simple answer is that you should get paid when someone is profiting from your labor.

…However, providing content or services to a friend without being compensated does not mean that one is being exploited. If the terms of the exchange are mutually agreed upon, and if one person isn’t immediately monetarily profiting from the labor of the other, then it may well be a fair exchange, and one that is part of how solidarity and community are built within the field. W.A.G.E. advocates for equitable compensation, not for the total monetization and commodification of every aspect of our lives; we leave that to neoliberalism.

—W.A.G.E. as quoted by Bean Gilsdorf, Help Desk: Support for Artists, Daily Serving, May 25, 2015

 

 

How will I know if I am taking artists’ energy in exchange for an exploitative promise of “exposure”?

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I am an artist.  This does not mean I will work for free.  I have bills just like you do.  Thank you for understanding.  And please think twice before asking me to  donate art for your charity.  * Unless it is to help another artist.  Because it doesn't help me one bit with exposure.  Instead, Host an old fashion Cake Walk,  Who doesn't want to win a cake?

Michele Bock. // Source: https://michelebock.wordpress.com. // Share freely.

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Take a (cake) walk

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