As a population, independent artists were devastated by COVID 2020. In the United States, the pandemic laid bare the minuscule and brittle securities that artists, makers, gig workers, freelancers, and other self-employed creators had in the form of financial reserves and social safety nets. As a companion piece to the We Are Bound: Excavating the Story of Artist Relief 2020, Lisa Yancey drafted this comprehensive set of recommendations in WE ARE BOUND: RECOMMENDATIONS, which addresses crisis preparedness and the systemic problem of economic disparities for artists in the creative economy. In these recommendations, Yancey specifically speaks to Philanthropy/Conscious Capital Investors, Cultural Institutions, Regulators, and Artists and Creators. Crisis Preparedness recommendations include proactive and reactive suggestions, while the proposals for Resolving Economic Disparities analyze the need for shifts in the creative-economy ecosystem.