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Should more dance concerts be free of charge?

#ThoughtfulThursdaySW As another art museum announced a change to free admission, the question becomes should more art like dance performances be free?

At a recent Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles event, the non-for-profit gallery released this exciting news about entry costs thanks to a new donation. MOCA Director, Klaus Biesenbach, stated,

"We are not aiming at having more visitors or larger attendance, but we’re aiming at being more accessible, at having open doors."

On the other side of perspectives, there is always the position that requiring payment for a service or product increases how well the customer will treat or think of it. For example in the dance world, if professional dance concerts were free would this make audiences think less of the performance?

In the end though, the ability to create and see art can be a financial privilege. We believe that if an art institution can afford, being more inclusive of people in terms of cost is a wonderful idea bringing more voices to the table!

Do you think that dance and other art forms should be made more accessible financially? Should more shows be free? We want to hear from you!

Comment below or send us an email at blog@skunkworksdance.com!

Article Link: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-moca-free-admission-20190518-story.html

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