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I agree.  

Steve is responsible for several of the posters on that review page. I assume he is doing it because he loves the cause. I don't think it is in anyway fair compensation otherwise.

If they were to limit the use to the poster, and the artist retain all other rights, it might be a little better.  I assume it will not change until the selected artist says they will not complete the project on the terms proposed, and the organization is interested in asking "why?".

Britt Griswold
Manager, http://www.science-art.com
bgriswold_at_science-art.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Ann Vorobik [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Sent: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:59:40 -0700
Subject: Re: [SCIART] Contract announcement for Pollinator Poster

I am of the same opinion. I am very discouraged that there are so many 
"opportunities" offered to artists....I think it follows the line of 
"internships", but in my mind are just ways to get a whole lot for very 
little.

Looking forward to better times. lav

On 7/2/2013 8:45 AM, Emily S. Damstra wrote:
> I looked over the specs for this Pollinator Poster job and am 
> convinced it is not a fair deal for the illustrator. A complex 
> poster-size illustration, with the client getting all rights, for only 
> $1,000? Plus, the illustrator has to spend the time coming up with a 
> sketch with no guarantee of any compensation at all? I see that their 
> website doesn't even credit the 2012 illustrator for his work (though 
> it does credit the 2013 artist): http://pollinator.org/posters.htm
> (Steve Buchanan, if you're on this List, congratulations for your 
> lovely illustration on the 2012 poster. I found your name on the 
> poster by downloading information about it and zooming in).
>
> I am sympathetic to the budgetary woes of not-for-profit organizations 
> and I'm sure the Pollinator Partnership does good work. Nonetheless, 
> in my opinion they are not offering fair compensation to the 
> illustrator in this situation. Sometimes, there are ways organizations 
> can help make it more worth the illustrator's time when there is a low 
> budget, such as not expecting the illustrator to give up all rights to 
> the work. I'm not sure that would do the trick in this case, but it 
> would help.
>
> Alice, thanks for posting this announcement to the Listserv - I know 
> we all appreciate hearing about potential work, whether or not we 
> choose to pursue it.
>
> ---
> *Emily S. Damstra*


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