Artists Don’t Have a Never-Ending Well

Artistic WellProducing art is taxing. It is a process that needs to be rewarded. Yet many people think artists don’t need to be compensated for their work. They erroneously believe that there is an infinite well from which we draw. Art isn’t valued the way it should be in this day and age.

Tina Welling sums it up beautifully in her book Writing Wild . . .

“. . . as if artists can keep producing more and more art as cows produce milk – it’s assumed at no cost to them – and therefore don’t need reimbursement for their efforts.”

This musician does so in a smart response to an ad for free musicians.

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So let’s remember this and make sure we compensate our artists. What they do is valuable and doesn’t come at no cost.

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