wiznyc, the magician’s advocate speaks out about conjurers and housing

Prestidigitators Need a Place to Live Too

WizNYC considers himself to be an advocate for magicians, raising public awareness of wizardry not only being an art form, but consists of several of them all in one. Because a magician is a producer, director, writer and actor. The Wizter has the personal mission to broaden the opportunities and awareness for New York artists who are conjurers, as applies to them securing affordable housing.

Not Just Entertainers

There is evidence to support that magicians are some of the least appreciated artists in America. Even calling finger flingers “Artists” causes hesitation on the part of some bloggers who believe that magicians are not a part of the creative arts because they are really just entertainers.

Benefits for Those Seen as Creative

This effort to strip magicians of being viewed as artists has stolen from them national and local government opportunities in terms of benefits that members of other art forms continually receive.

The Search

After analyzing multiple unsuccessful challenges to secure housing for artists, it was determined that the primary problem they faced was knowing what kind of artist should be focus when searching for affordable housing?

Matching Creators

Helping “Artists” appears to be a troublesome word to use because it is too general and only leads to missed chances of matching creators with a good place to live for their life and work.

Chelsea Manhattan is an Oasis for Dancers and Classical Musicians

For example, it is rumored that in a specific building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, there is reduced cost housing available for artists, but specifically only for professional classical musicians.

The Last Word

This issue was not anticipated when the Blog Coalition member site NYChousingLottery.com was first launched. WizNYC pointed out that:

“It gets confusing because there are so many different kinds of artists, so the question continually becomes exactly what kind of artist should housing be designated for?”