In this Creative Conversation, Nehemoyia Young and beluvid ola-jendai sat down to discuss the ever-present concerns of being a working artist, earning a livable wage, and the new WAGE Certification guidelines for artists. They submitted their conversation in the form of a video:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Nehemoyia Young is a Brooklyn based dancer, choreographer, and performing artivist. She believes dancing is the transformational healing of our personal and collective traumas, and aspires to offer this gift through community art. Read The LP interview with Nehemoyia here.
beluvid ola-jendai is a Cave Canem poet and was awarded a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship for poetry in 2001. Ola also led the Urban Lyricists Artist Collective based in Flatbush, Brooklyn where he evolved a style of poetry that is half-spoken, half-sung and heavily utilizes Ebonics as lexicon. Read The LP interview with Ola here.