Do you feel uncomfortable asking to be paid artist fees? If an institution has failed to pay you for your exhibition or the sale of your work in a reasonable amount of time, who would you report that to? How can you protect yourself as a freelancer/artist in organizational policy and without it? Have you noticed certain artist-run-centres/spaces creating hostile or predatory cultures towards women and/or people of colour? How would you navigate reporting sexual harassment by a fellow artist in your group exhibition? How do you navigate programming opportunities that are tokenizing your identity? How do you navigate prejudiced microaggressions with colleagues?
The aim of Human Resources for Arts Workers is to provide a toolkit for artists and arts workers to address these types of HR related conflicts. Mediation, conflict resolution, legal council, support groups, restorative justice, and advocacy organizations will be explored and discussed. If you are interested in brainstorming, cultivating, and/or organizing for artist and arts workers’ rights, please join us.
This workshop will be lead by: Renuka Bauri, Director of Communications and Advocacy for Canadian Artists Representation / Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC National), and Sonia Giannina Vani, B.A., B.Ed, M.A., artist, communications consultant and active member of the SAW Video Board of Directors.
*If the cost of the workshop is a barrier to participation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.