Essential guide to working for free

Creative professionals are bombarded by requests to work for free. Check on these guidelines for when to say yes, how to manage the process and how to ensure you are not exploited.
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​Creative professional are always being asked to work for free. Sometimes it’s sold as a donation, sometimes as ‘experience’ or ‘great exposure’. But people who would never ask an accountant or a chef to donate their time have no problem asking creatives to work for nothing.

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator