What does it mean to be a “fine artist”? That’s the question vexing California’s actors, singers, dancers and musicians as they begin to grapple with the state’s new gig-economy law, which went into effect Jan. 1.
The ambiguous language in the law — specifically the definition of “fine artist,” or lack thereof — has left the performing arts community in a state of fear and confusion. Some have already postponed productions or had difficult conversations about cutting programs.
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