Studio Assistant Labor

When artists hire others to help produce their work, they function in a similar capacity to contracting institutions and are just as prone to exploiting workers. WAGENCY includes new guidelines for compensating artist assistants equitably and offers a customizable Work Agreement designed to help employing artists and their assistants determine a set of comprehensive and equitable terms upon which to engage in a working relationship. The WAGENCY Work Agreement can be initiated by assistants or employing artists.