artCommons Begins Pilot Program in Jackson Heights

artCommons comes to Jackson Heights. photo by Fran Simó 2012 CC-by-nc-sa 2.0

photo: Jackson Heights photo by Fran Simó 2010 CC-by-nc-sa 2.0

“This month we took a leap from idea to action. After a year of  talking with people in various communities about the possibility of creating an “art commons”, we decided to start a few pilot programs in various neighborhoods in NYC and see how it goes. First stop Jackson Heights!” –Art & The Commons (affinity group)

Learn more about the artCommons project this Saturday July 27th (10am-1pm) at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights.  

Read the background story at:
Art & The Commons http://www.artandthecommons.org/artcommons-jackson-heights.

“How Are Artists Getting Paid?” Answer #5 Alternative Economies

5. Going Off the Grid / Alternative Economies “With a similarly revolutionary viewpoint, Occupy Wall Street’s Arts & Labor working group has, over the past two years, been engaging in serious questions about how to rethink and rebuild the contemporary relationship between art and labor. Ultimately, according to the OWS Principles of Solidarity, they hope to “imagine a new socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality.[…]”

read the entire article:

Photo from the spring 2013 strike by the San Francisco Orchestra. (Source)

How Are Artists Getting Paid?
by Alexis Clements on July 22, 2013
http://hyperallergic.com/75549/how-are-artists-getting-paid/

More info on A&L’s Alternative Economies:
http://www.artsandlabor.org/alternative-economies