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Helena Keeffe: Standard Deviation

Helena Keeffe (UC Berkeley): $2,500 for Standard Deviation. Graduate Arts Grants

Unions use the strategy of “salting” to organize non-union work places from within. W.A.G.E., a New York based artist collective, has put together extensive survey data to try to make institutional support of artists more transparent. What kinds of strategies might artists employ to create a sense of agency when it comes to artistic production? What are the key questions artists should ask themselves in seeking to define standards for valuing their labor? Standard Deviation—a multiphase project that includes a series of conversations, a printed broadside for distribution, and an online forum—addresses these questions so that artists might identify the kinds of opportunities that serve their artistic goals and help them sustain viable practices over time.

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