The Number One Creative Idea for Starving Artists – Don’t Work for Free

It’s all about respect.  If people ask you to work for free, you have a choice.  You can do it, if you support the goal of those asking, you believe in their project passionately and you want to donate your time, skill, materials and artistic products, as an act of giving, or you can realise that a sleezoid is asking you to devalue yourself and your art for their personal gain and advantage.  Stand up against slime balls.  Don’t work for free.

Watch this eloquent and lucid video:

Thanks to my friend Becky Andrus for bringing this video to my attention.

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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