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Why is it that so many arts organizations claiming to “support the arts” never seem to have any “support” for the artists? Don Draper offers us some advice on how to negotiate with arts organizations.

I’ll mail out a free book and stickers to anyone that BCC’s me (evan[at]fffff.at) on a negotiation email with an arts organization in which you use the phrase, “this is my profession, what do you want me to do?” Extra gold star if you use the phrase “I think you wouldn’t be in the presidential suite right now if you worked for free.”* (Feel free to use the images below as attachments.) Don Draper’em!

* Must be actual artist fee negotiation email with real arts organization. All information will be kept confidential.

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Posted on November 25, 2009

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The G.R.L. / F.A.T. World Summit was held last week at the Cash Rules Everything Around Me Festival in Yokohama, Japan. In attendance was G.R.L. (Mother Cell), G.R.L. Utah, G.R.L. Brazil, G.R.L. Australia, G.R.L. Tokyo, G.R.L. Yokohama G.R.L. Kyoto & Tokyo F.A.T. (in absentia G.R.L. Mexico, G.R.L. Houston & G.R.L. Vienna).

Tokyo F.A.T.:

There are more photos up here, and there is a live stream of the first ever Tokyo F.A.T. & F.A.T. (Mother Cell) meet up here (however I suggest skipping forward until at least 25:30 when we are done forcing people to eat vegemite).

There are too many people to thank and shout out, but I hope I see you all again at the G.R.L. / F.A.T. World Summit 2010 (if not sooner).

P.S, big ups to G.R.L. Houston’s new release of Texas Big Face (complete w/ HOW TO):

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Posted on November 8, 2009

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Blogging from the press opening at the CREAM International Festival for Arts & Media Yokohama 2009. TEMPT1 and EyeWriter are on display as part of the Graffiti Research Lab World exhibition (more on that soon).

Original EyeWriter upload from TEMPT1:

As painted in Yokohama:

If you’re in Yokohama we’ll be doing EyeWriter demo sessions @ 5p today and tomorrow at the CREAM venue.

Posted on October 30, 2009

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I have FREE stickers for anyone interested in taking part in an upcoming exhibition, Printeresting: One Every Day, at the EFA Project Space in New York City next week. Instructions are simple…. email your mailing address to stickers[at]evan-roth.com When the stickers arrive in the mail put them up in a location that you find appropriate, take a picture and email me back the photo to the same email address. All photos will be added to a loop on display in the gallery for the length of the exhibition. If you are in NYC you can pick up free stickers at the gallery after Nov. 5th (location listed below), or you can make your own with any of the the following files ( .pdf | .png | .eps | .ai ).

email – stickers[at]evan-roth.com

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th St., 2nd Floor
NY, New York 10018

November 5 – December 19
Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 7
6-9 PM

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Posted on October 29, 2009

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