"Arts Workers are Building a Labor Movement": What we're reading

An article in The Washington Post discusses a movement of arts workers that "asserts that the arts are as foundational as farming or manufacturing" with "an aim reinforced daily by the financial devastation the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the nation’s creative economy."

The article explains,

Organized by arts workers themselves, the movement is taking root in a spate of grass-roots groups, some of them, like Be an #ArtsHero and Artists for Economic Transparency, formed in the wake of the pandemic itself. Over a matter of days in December, a separate campaign spearheaded by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin and stage director Jenny Koons enlisted 10,000 supporters to tell the incoming Biden administration of the needs of an industry “largely left behind by the federal government.”

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