Artist-in-Residence Program and Working Fund

If you’d like to support the work of our Artist-in-Residence, Nina Paley, the most direct way right now is to use the Seder-Masochism page.

Question Copyright runs an Artist-in-Residence Program to assist artists in creating and releasing works under free licences — especially artists who go out of their way to encourage other artists to do the same.

Our first and current Artist-in-Residence is Nina Paley, who certainly meets all of those qualifications! You can read more about her here and at her home site,

Having released the widely-acclaimed film Sita Sings the Blues under a free Creative Commons ShareAlike license (and with financial support from many fans via our Sita Distribution Project), Nina is now working on her next animated film, Seder-Masochism:

Seder-Masochism, Nina Paley's next project.


If you’d like to support Nina in her work, you can do so by donating to the Artist-in-Residence Working Fund program here. All donations directed toward the Working Fund support the creation and distribution of new works of art by our Artist-in-Residence, under licence terms that respect everyone’s freedoms to copy, share, show, and extend the work. Please note the following before donating: