They worked. They were paid.

August 20, 2009










photo by Ashley May

Adriana, Brock and Sara are all moving on to other projects, jobs, and countries. I have really enjoyed working with them during this rehearsal process and seeing them perform work for pay at FEAST and Envoy. (Photo links coming soon.) I am happy they are gainfully employed but sad that I don’t get to spend as much time with them! 

I am doing phase II of work for pay during the week of Labor Day. The structure is a little different–I will work with the artists for only one day and we will perform the following weekend. Please pass this call onto friends.

I am seeking 3 unemployed artists for a week-long project in September. You must be unemployed, comfortable with performing, and have an active artistic practice. I will pay you minimum wage ($7.25/hour) for a full day of work on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day). From 9am-5pm we will work collaboratively on an improvisational score that addresses employment, artistic practice, and marketable skills. No prior performance or dance experience necessary–I will introduce artists to basic choreographic and improvisatory concepts. Must also be free and able to perform the afternoon of Sunday, September 13 at an outdoor performance art festival in Williamsburg. This is phase II in the project work for pay, made possible in part by FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics). If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact me: lydia.m.bell at gmail dot com.


Work For Pay At Envoy Enterprises

August 15, 2009

Playing a Prince

August 14, 2009














Sara’s update:

“Right now I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the activities I’ve planned for myself, but enjoying life nonetheless. I just got back from a yoga retreat in Thailand where I taught a few classes and also completed my certification in Thai massage. I’m still kinda on island time, but since returning, I’ve found a renewed love for teaching yoga and giving massage and I’m looking forward to incorporating it into my life more.

These last few days have been spent rehearsing and preparing for my travels to Canada to perform in the Victoria & Vancouver Fringe Festivals where I’ll be playing a prince in an adaptation of a Russian Folktale.”

Brock’s new job

August 14, 2009














“I just got a new job, so work for pay has accomplished it’s mission for me. It’s much better than my old job because I won’t be working as many hours and I’ll have a lot more time to work on art. I’ll also be able to pick up more freelance jobs which will help out financially. It’s been a good month for freelancing too, I’ve had a few jobs lately. Art-wise I’m really excited to have more time to work. I found out recently that I’ll be part of a show at Art Basel Miami, so it’s great that I’ll have time to work on that. I’m also traveling to Berlin for two weeks in September and I’m really looking forward to the trip. The collaborations I’ve been involved with are going really well too. FEAST has been getting some great press, Hit Book! has gotten some recognition lately and work for pay has been getting great response. The last few months have been really inspiring and my perspective has changed because of the things I’ve been doing and the people I’ve been working with.”

Sara the master baker

August 13, 2009

a feast befitting a FEAST…













photo by Kelly Rakowski

Brock’s projects

August 12, 2009

Security Lifestyle

August 12, 2009


During her office hours at FEAST on Saturday, Adriana asked passers-by to do the following:

1. Empty your pockets.
2. Hand over the contents to me.
3. Allow me to place your stuff in a ziplock bag along with 1 condom, 1 safety pin and 1 anti-viral kleenex.
4. Have a safer Saturday night.