Supporting artists or buildings?

9 May

Just found this on the 99 seats blog:

It raises the question: why do theatres do capital campaigns for buildings but not to pay artists and staff, whose teeth are often falling out for lack of dental insurance, or who get laid off every summer when the work is slow? If the “mission” of a theatre is all about the art, what about making paying a living wage for artists a priority?

These are really good questions.

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