SXSW EDU 2020
“It’s Great Exposure” Pay Equity in the Arts
The academic institution is successful at educating and developing artists. But across industries, artists are underpaid, overworked, and struggling to make ends meet. Reexamining the role of the academy is key in reaching fair pay for artists.
This panel will discuss the academic institution’s role in developing artists for fair pay, unpaid internships for college students, and the academic institution’s role in challenging the systemic pay gap for artists.
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- By this session’s conclusion, participants will be able to recognize the current role the academy plays in the condition of pay inequity for artists.
- By the end of this session, participants will be able to assess their institution’s current practices such as internships that pay little to no wages.
- At the session’s conclusion, participants will be able to organize and propose a plan to change course on pay equity at their own institutions.
- Andie Day, Lecturer in Apparel Studies, Baylor Univeristy
- Andrew Carson, Assistant Professor and Lighting Designer, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
- Matt Smith, Assistant Professor of Practice, The University of Texas at Austin
- Sam Henderson, Lecturer in Theater and Film, Baylor University
Andie Day, Lecturer, Baylor University