ArtCube Nation

ArtCube Nation leads by example.

Many have tried to replicate our ethos but fall short because they have to back it up with action and parameters, instead of wearing it as a cheap veneer. From sustainable filmmaking to sexism to diversity, we are the leaders in the future of the equitable and sustainable film industry.

Diversity + Inclusion

The healthiest and most productive communities are inclusive and diverse.

The lack of diversity in the film industry has been an issue since the industry emerged as a major American export after WWI. By virtue of an open community that does not employ nepotism, a dubious testing process, or excludes anyone based on union status, ArtCube’s successful film career stories have this in common: talent and hustle.

Gender bias and outright sexism in the film industry is in the rearview mirror on ArtCube Nation. The founder of ArtCube Nation is a CIS female and worked her way up the film industry ladder in the 90’s in New York City, and not without personal experience in this regard.  Therefore, job descriptions specify skills required such as someone who can lift 50 pounds or a person with a van.

Transparent hiring practices are a key component of our mission to end freelancer non-payment issues.  To assure equitable hiring practices, rates, union status, and anticipated hours are required upfront.

Sustainable Filmmaking via ArtCube Market

Our Market is actually a sharing and circular economy - key to a green production.

On top of that, who doesn’t love a bargain or free stuff?

ArtCube members combat climate change by offering their no-longer-needed assets to the community for reuse. Today’s Art Department players loathe to see set dressing in a dumpster, so ArtCube Nation members create a FOR FREE POST or FOR SALE and offer the leftovers to peers who are prepping a project.  

Cubers also seek and promote local vendors reducing emissions and single-use material waste.

Member Advocacy

We get invoved.

Whether it’s an issue with a gig you landed on ArtCube or a uniquely Art Department problem like rigging or sourcing.

Why ArtCube Nation is the only and best alternative to any other film industry jobs board is the fact we get involved in non-payment issues.  They are rare, but when they arise, we swoop in and stand by the freelancer.  Abuse in the film industry will not ever be tolerated. This changes the wey key and projects must represent and behave if they want access to our outstanding pool of Art Department crew talent.

Cubers can turn to us for solutions. Peer-to-peer advice gives the ArtCube member the advantage of a deep well of experience and support. In addition, the moderators of ArtCube hold all Art Department Job listings accountable and swiftly resolve any issues.

Community is Everything

And sometimes the only thing.

ArtCube is the platform for Cubers to share job opportunities, get work, compare tricks of the trade, and promote film-friendly vendors and personal projects.

By virtue of an active community, we deliver industry intelligence in real-time, thus promoting a strong, informed, and responsive workforce.

In the Pandemic of 2020,  ArtCube Nation as a community made 15,000 pieces of PPE for NYC hospitals when there were none on the shelves or supply chain, this community act was estimated to prevent 100,000 cases of Covid 19 in our hospitals in all 5 boroughs.  

Embrace Evolution

Technology changes the film industry, and we roll with it.

Members are the crux and inspiration for the development and drive our sense of responsibility.

It is our duty to listen to industry shifts and the current needs of our members shared on a daily basis. With that, we respond directly and develop the appropriate features to seamlessly evolve with the demands of production.

Activism Encouraged

Art + Activism has always been hand in hand.

Many Art Department professionals care deeply about social and environmental issues.  ArtCube has been directly and indirectly involved with organized community activism in times of crisis and everyday acts of generosity.

If you have an organization you support, you can always post for free supplies, and share volunteer opportunities, post events, and fundraisers.

Gatherings are Essential

We like a party off-line.

We’re a digital filmmaking community at the core, but we firmly believe that in-person gatherings can create magic.

We host a number of events throughout the year to promote networking, happiness and FUN!

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