Our mission is to use the arts, both works of art and the vision of a Job Guarantee for Artists, to raise public awareness regarding the merits, popularity, and viability of the Job Guarantee; as well as to model for political leaders how to talk about it to the public.
Our vision is a world where the right to a decent-paying, dignified job with full benefits is recognized and upheld as a human right of all, with a wide array of public service jobs to choose from, including jobs in public arts.
The above video is an example of the kind of video we plan to commission.
Our first initiative is to raise money to commission an animated video telling the story of Coretta Scott King’s Job Guarantee advocacy in the 1970s, and the fork in the road we faced on the eve of de-industrialization, framing the Job Guarantee as the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement, and the antidote to mass incarceration.
Our second initiative would be to raise money to commission another animated video, this one telling the story of the Federal Art Project during the New Deal, and laying out the vision for a Job Guarantee for Artists as part of a broader Job Guarantee program. This would be meant to show the broad potential for varieties of employment that would be possible under a Job Guarantee, but also to provide a vision for the flourishing of public arts and the liberation of artists from the pressures of commercialism.
Board of directors
Job Guarantee Action Project firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Responsibility Lead
Artist Advocate at the Burning Man Project
Job Guarantee Now Manifesto
Senior Pastor, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
Founder, Our Money
Joyce Gordon Gallery
President, National New Deal Preservation Association; Vice President, The Living New Deal
Benjamin Wachs AKA Caveat Magister
Philosopher Laureate of the Burning Man Project
The Hive Gallery & Studios
Retired DC Policy Professional
FM Oakland Art Collective
History & Premise
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