Learning about the Solidarity Economy
In the last month, CRNY’s friends at Art.coop, Creative Study, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts have released some fantastic new resources for artists, culture bearers, and culture makers interested in deepening their learning about the solidarity economy.
Art.coop and Creative Study are collaborating to develop a series of free online courses that demonstrate “the way creatives around the world are working together, placing people and the planet over profit to create thriving homes, businesses, investments, and creative work.”
The first course, “No Starving Artists! No Sellouts! Introduction To Creative Work In The Solidarity Economy – The What And The Why In Four Parts,” is hosted by artists Ebony Gustave and Rad Pereira.
The second course, “No Scarcity! Timebanking – Recognizing Abundance And Trading Time In Three Parts,” features Ebony Gustave, Rad Pereira, and solidarity economy organizer Mike Strode.
In addition to these online learning modules, Art.coop teamed up with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts — which hosts one of two other guaranteed income for artists programs in the U.S. — to launch a new podcast called “Remember the Future.”
Over the course of seven episodes hosted by artist and cultural organizer Marina Lopez, listeners learn that “you don’t have to be a starving artist or a sell out. You can find work where you joyfully live your values and pay the bills. We meet QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) creatives who are firing their bosses, freeing the land, electing themselves, and building livelihoods based on care, cooperation, mutual aid, and solidarity. Every other episode grounds listeners in a practice-based offering to activate the solidarity economy in their body, in their community, and in their context today.” Listen to Remember the Future anywhere you get your podcasts.
Sending gratitude for all the labor and love that went into producing these resources. We hope you can check them out!