Sunday, December 15, 2013
I have thought about approaching others, or posting a "job" on a forum for my own projects... but being that I am also an artist, and know what it is like to be young and aspiring I cannot really do this in good conscious. I would feel as though I am taking advantage of the artist, because in all reality I would in fact be doing so.
Others may disagree with me... but I feel that art is undervalued as it is, everyone wants bad ass art... but they don't really want to pay for it. We see this in companies large and small. When you as an artist give your work for free, that only adds to the perception that what we do is cheap and disposable.
I am curious about how many artists out there have found doing free work to be beneficial to them. In my case, if I am gonna work for free... might as well do it for myself on one the million ideas I have in my head... rather than on someone else's idea. I'd love to know other's perspectives.