Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – August 28, 2022

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Andy Truscott interviews Leah Beach, Founder and Executive Director of the Developing Artist Collaboration (the DAC) located in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Their Artist Development Programming provides Artist Members of DAC with access to resources, development based programming, studio space and a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Whether it’s a simply a space to work and collaborate or taking part in our Creative Career Support Program, their Artists are able to take control of their growth as an Artist.

The DAC has three guiding principles:

  • No Free Art – One of our core values is not capitalizing off of Artists. We won’t ask them to donate free art, work programming for free, or even pay a membership due. Our entrepreneurial model allows us to cover our costs so we don’t need to rely on Artist’s to support us financially.
  • Artists Come First – Every single decision we make we always ask ourselves, “does the Artist come first?” We’ve learned a lot of lessons about how society wants to take advantage of Artists and we are here to fight the good fight. We are here to advocate for our Artist Members.
  • We Will Always Be Fair – We always promise to charge Artists fair & honest costs. We strive to keep vendor fees, professional development, resources, space, and opportunity at the fairest possible cost so that you can focus on what matters…your career.

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