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Get Artists Paid (GAP) UK screenprinting workshop and meet up

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Royal Albert Wharf

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Join us for a screen-printing workshop with Rosie Wilson and discussion about creative labour! Creative labour often is expected to go for free which in turn creates and elitist and exclusionary art world. Not everyone can afford to work for free. GET ARTISTS PAID (GAP) is an activist group that aims to challenge these assumptions and create an accessible and fair creative economy. Started in the USA, this is the FIRST London GAP event – definitely don’t miss this chance to be part of GAP’s public beginnings over here and to meet other creative workers. Come down to print designs and slogans designed by Rosie Wilson on any of your clothing, tshirt, bags and more, take part in a collaborative print and discuss how to kick off GAP activity here!


This event aims to begin a dialogue around compensation for creative workers and freelancers. Many people experience a lack of resources and knowledge around their rights with regards to creative work. Some questions we will think about are: what are the issues with exposure based compensations? How might GAP offer support for creatives, freelancers and artists? What and whom should we include in discussions about creative labour? How can we work to challenge assumptions about creative labour as free or leisurly? What is creative labour?


The perpetuation of unpaid labour in creative industries is far too common - it’s affected many of us creative roles and needs to stop!

Bring your own clothes, bags, any fabric you want to print on. There will be a donation for printing to cover material costs.

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GAP Manifesto:
CREATIVE LABOUR IS NOT FREE OR LEISURELY! NO MORE EXPOSURE BASED COMPENSATION! NO MORE VALIDATION THROUGH CORPORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS WHICH ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN! WE PLEDGE NOT TO COMPETE TO BUILD UP BRANDS WHICH EXPLOIT AND MARGINALIZE US. WE DEMAND AN ART WORLD WHICH REFLECTS OUR COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION AND NOT THE MUSEUMS CORRUPT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. A WORLD THAT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY EXCLUDED AND WILL RISE FROM A FOUNDATION OF RADICAL ACCEPTANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND SOLIDARITY.

Check out GAP here:

http://www.getartistspaid.com/

US instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/getartistspaid/?hl=en

UK instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/getartistspaiduk/?hl=en

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Poster design by Rosie Lee Wilson

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