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Art Pays Me

The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art. 

Jun 28, 2020

Maggie Rahr is an award winning multimedia Investigative Journalist. I discovered Maggie through her podcast ‘What Happened to Holly Bartlett’ that was featured in Oprah magazine (2019), and was a finalist in the Atlantic Journalism Awards. We talked about how the podcast came about, what it means to be an...

Jun 21, 2020

Multidisciplinary Artist Bria Miller participates in almost every aspect of creativity. She talks about her work, what motivates her, why women and race issues are prominent in her visual art and why she won’t settle on one art medium. We also talk about the recent and very sudden appreciation for her Black...

Jun 14, 2020

Emmanuel Nwogbo is a Nigeria born, Visual Artist based in Montreal, Canada. We talked about how The Rona has impacted his career, what he thinks about the civil unrest we’re experiencing across the world and how a daily creative project he did to improve his technical skills led to awards and major growth in his...

Jun 8, 2020

On this special episode, my wife, Natasha Nurse-Jones and I talk about some of her experience as a Black educator and our experience with anti-Black racism.

Jun 2, 2020

Youth and Community Advocate DeRico Symonds and I discuss police violence against Black people in North America, the significance of protest and some of the challenges that community advocates and activists face. I also ask DeRico about his background and what motivates him as a voice in the Halifax Black Community.