All clients are asked to provide a written acknowledgement on their stance on social justice issues, specifically the Black Lives Matter movement and LGTBQIA+ rights, to make sure we are in alignment with their belief before taking on the project. We also ask what efforts they are currently making to address these issues, and how will they measure a visible and felt change in their policies within the next year.
For non-institutional commissions (from companies or individuals) under $5,000, we give the client a choice. Either we set aside 10% of our payment for our Ideas Beyond Formats initiative or we donate 10% of our payment back to the client to go towards hiring a BIPOC+ identifying artist or designer for their next project. This payment is aimed at facilitating time to research an artist that meets that criteria. We will provide a list of recommendations if requested.
For non-institutional commissions (from companies or individuals) over $5,000, we we set aside 10% of our payment for our Ideas Beyond Formats initiative.
For institutional engagements such as lectures or visiting artists programs, we seek to insure that institutional lineups are representative of BIPOC+ and LGTBQIA+ identifying practitioners. If they are not, we will not accept the invitation/engagement and recommend practitioners that meet that criteria.
Constructive criticism is valued and always welcome. Thank you for caring.
We will be adapting and tweaking as things unfold and as things need to be amended.