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Open Letter

Building a sustainable future for festivals requires that we take equity, inclusion, and democracy as our foundations. A festival economy that expects workers to assume its risks without accounting for itself or including them in its decision-making, provides no such basis. The contributions exhibitors provide, the time, money, and labor that makes festivals possible, must ...

LA Zine Fest Announces Sliding Scale Exhibitor Fees

LA Zine Fest recently announced they will be moving to sliding scale exhibitor fee system, backed by crowdfunding. This makes an already great and affordable show even better: https://lazinefest.com/2018/12/03/lazf-2019-dates-application-information/ Why this is important: Acknowledging the fact that all exhibitors are not the same in terms of their financial security is a good step toward combating ...

Festival Workers Association on Comics Arts Brooklyn

While comics has made major strides to become more inclusive to those who the medium has historically mistreated or barred, what hasn’t always kept pace are the relations of power that define its institutions. The horrifying realities of our contemporary politics, the pressing need to defend things like the fundamental humanity of groups under assault, ...