What is W.A.G.E.? Working Artists and the Greater Economy
is a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that subcontract their labor.
Why? Read our wo/manifesto
What is W.A.G.E. Certification? W.A.G.E. Certification
is a voluntary program initiated and operated by W.A.G.E. that publicly recognizes nonprofit arts organizations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard.
How many are Certified? 15
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September 4-7: W.A.G.E. participates in a seminar in Trondheim, Norway that brings together artists, writers, critics, and curators from Europe and the United States who are active in groups struggling for better working conditions in the arts and society at large. The aim of the seminar is to come up with a common method for organizing and coalition-building in the art world and beyond.
We demand payment for making the world more interesting