This Is a Real Job: Insights Into Arts Work
A Free Event Open to the Public
Hosted by Superior Council for the Arts
Presented by Danielle Dresden & Donna Peckett
The Superior Council for the Arts is proud to welcome Danielle Dresden & Donna Peckett to UW-Superior to speak to regional artists and those interested in the economic impact of the arts. This event is part of the @wihumanities ShopTalk series.
Although it’s common to talk about a “work of art,” we seldom discuss the “work” of being an artist and making art. More than 43,000 Wisconsin residents are employed in arts-related businesses and the non-profit arts sector contributes approximately $418 million to the state economy. So why isn’t working in the arts considered a “real job?” This session will explore the difference between the myth and the reality of what it means to be a working artist. Donna and Danielle will offer this presentation as a duo, mixing humorous dialogue and rhythm dance with their personal backstage stories to involve audiences in a conversation about how the arts contribute to making a living and making a life in Wisconsin.
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