ISPA Series at the Fringe: Who Pays the Artists?

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  • Fringe Central - Informatics Forum
  • 11:00
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: ISPA and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Warnings and additional info: Those with Fringe participant pass will get priority access
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Costs are rising, while subsidies are shrinking and consumer behaviours are changing rapidly. How do we keep our industry’s ecosystem viable with the competing demands for resources? And ultimately, who is responsible for paying the artist? Should producers and presenters keep an eye on the economics and leave the artist to endure market forces? Or should the artists take control and create the cultural economy themselves? In a mixed economy who gets paid and who doesn’t – those who are worthy or those who shout the loudest?

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