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Resorts World walks back 'unpaid' art job, offers pay for Vegas artists chosen

Posted at 7:27 AM, Oct 26, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Resorts World is walking back on a project asking Las Vegas artists to do unpaid artwork at the soon-to-open hotel-casino.

The property put a call out on social media to fill a "back of house art gallery for team members." Read the original job post in full here.

Over the weekend, the arts community in Las Vegas called out Resorts World for not offering to pay the artists for their work.

Nancy Good with the Core Contemporary art studio tells 13 Action News, "I was really disappointed and felt that artists were going to be exploited."

"Especially younger artists," she said, "who maybe don't understand that this wasn't as sweet an opportunity as it sounded on its face."

Artists were also upset that the work would be displayed "back of house" and not for guests.

Resorts World now says it will compensate the artists and their work will be in guest-facing areas.

Interested artists can submit their portfolio to art@rwlasvegas.com by Nov. 20 for consideration.

Resorts World is expected to open its doors on the Las Vegas Strip in summer 2021.

Core Contemporary is located at 900 E Karen Avenue in Suite D222, near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue.