Download the complete set of Respect the Work responses.
Here are just a few examples:
As an audience member, I respect the work by:
- Sending good vibes
- Giving notes at rehearsal
- Introducing my daughter to the artists and asking them to tell her about their job
- Thanking the artist
- Telling others about events including via social media
- Researching the artist online
- Being influenced by their work
- Offering to help
- Supporting financially, emotionally, etc.
- Making space for others at the event
- Reading (or not) reading reviews
- Wearing their t-shirts
- Paying artists
- Telling others
- Forwarding (or not) forwarding reviews
- Showing up to the performance
- Offering congratulations
- Turning. Off. Cell. Phone.
As an artist, this is when I’ve felt my work was respected:
- I’m taken seriously. This is not a hobby.I’m actually trying to make work as an artist.
- When people express enthusiasm and excitement about the project
- “I really like it when…”
- “I’d like to talk to you about…”
- Gratitude! When people express gratitude for my work and my effort — when people recognize the effort!
- Curiosity! “How’s that going? What are you doing?”
- Help! “How can I help?”
- When the artists I work with want to work with me again
- When people who don’t like my work come anyway, try to find something positive, or engage in conversation with me
- Audience members understand or take into consideration the limitations on the work that I’m making — the time, energy, resources, obstacles that prevent me from making work that is equivalent to DPAC in it’s scale.
- Audience members understand or take into consideration the goals and life of the piece (whether it’s a new work or in development or made with community or whatever)
- I’m given honest, specific feedback (after I request it or after the post-show hangover).
- No one complains about the ticket prices.
- People come to see it
- People bring a friend
- Standing ovation
- I receive a message after, or people wait to see me after
- Friends publicly announce positive feedback on social media
Download the Respect the Work responses.