Practicing as an Artist in the Solidarity Economy | June 18 (CIRCLE) | June 27 (WORKSHOP) | July 5 (CLINIC)

 Registration is closed for this event
A three-part series that uplifts and explores solidarity economy principles for creatives, artists and cultural workers.

How do we show up to this moment as artists and cultural workers? Capitalism is decomposing and the solidarity economy is emerging. It’s time to avoid “going back to normal.” Artists know plenty about non-normality, but we get stuck in the confines of exploitation and the hustle of undervalued work. We need each other to get free. 

How can we create support networks between artists who want to make art about and within the solidarity economy? How can we ensure our needs are met to actualize our creative dreams? As we build ecosystems of relationships where co-creation and cooperation can flourish, the narrative of the individualistic starving artist dies. 

This series will create a space for us to practice solidarity economy principles as creatives. There will be opportunities to get inspired by other aligned artists, participate in creative self-reflection, and weave networks of mutual support.


Length, Dates and Times Offered

Note: When you register for this series, you register for all 3 sessions at once.

Circle: Saturday, June 18th 
10:00am-12:00pm Pacific | 1:00pm-3:00pm Eastern 
Workshop: Monday, June 27th 
4:00pm-6:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm-9:00pm Eastern
Clinic: Tuesday, July 5th 
4:00pm-6:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm-9:00pm Eastern 


By the end of this workshop, participants will leave with:

  • A greater understanding of the solidarity economy framework 
  • Clarity (and/or questions!) about your role as an artist in the solidarity economy 
  • Connections with other aligned creatives
  • Ways to plug into solidarity economy organizing
  • An understanding of the solidarity economy and how it can meet the needs of working artists


This workshop is ideal for:

  • Artists and cultural workers who are seeking ways to create, collaborate, and meet their needs within the solidarity economy. 
  • Cultural workers who want to support each other to unlearn capitalist paradigms, and uphold cooperative values in our creative process.
  • Cultural strategists who are dreaming up projects that can support our collective transition.


To prepare for this training:

You're invited to get more background info on the solidarity economy:




Access requests, including interpretation and captioners, can be made during registration or by emailing Dustin Gibson at




Choose what to pay, starting at $40-$100 for all three events. At PeoplesHub we are committed to communication access, radical hospitality, supporting facilitators, and making our offerings financially accessible. This sliding scale allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers, interpreters, captioners, and other support staff a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, those who support our trainings work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!

June 18th, 2022 1:00 PM to July 5th, 2022 9:00 PM