Paying Artists, Equitably

Art New England, May/June 2021


Where Artists and Amazon Workers Align

Hyperallergic, January 2020


Small Arts Groups Spend Greater Percentage of Budgets Paying Artists Than Large Ones: Report

ARTnews, December 2019


Arts Group Evaluates Five Years of Fair-Pay Certification

Next City, December 2019


Special Report: ‘Toxic donors’ are coming under fire at art museums — but not in liberal San Francisco. What will SFMOMA do?

Mission Local, May 2019


The Accidental Activist

Tikkun, April 2019


Arts Power 50: The Changemakers Shaping the Art World in 2019

The Observer, April 2019


The Artist-Activists Decolonizing the Whitney Museum

The Paris Review, March 2019


Activists Plan To Take On The Whitney Museum With "Nine Weeks of Art and Action"

Artforum, February 2019


Here Are the 75 Artists Appearing in the 2019 Whitney Biennial—and the One Who Declined in Protest

Artnet, February 2019


2019 Whitney Biennial Announces Participating Artists

Artforum, February 2019


The Whitney Biennial: 75 Artists Are In, and One Dissenter Steps Out

The New York Times, February 2019


Museums in the changing world order: a question of ethics

The Art Newspaper, February 2019


Why Artists are Struggling to Make a Living From Their Art (and the Activists Fighting Back)

Frieze, February 2019


Pulling Out of the Whitney

PARIS-LA, January 2019


‘Whitney Museum, Shame on You’: Decolonize This Place Holds Town Hall on Warren B. Kanders Controversy

ArtNews, January 2019


W.A.G.E and Other Activist Organizations Call on Artists to Pull Support From Whitney Biennial

ALL ARTS, January 2019


Artists Urged to Boycott Whitney Biennial in Protest Against Tear Gas Manufacturer Links

Frieze, January 2019


W.A.G.E. Calls on Artists to Withhold Works from Upcoming Whitney Biennial

Artforum, January 2019


W.A.G.E. Asks Artists to Demand Payment and Withhold Content from 2019 Whitney Biennial

Hyperallergic, January 2019


Tops & Flops 2018 (Harry Burke)

Spike Magazine, December 2018


Can Artists Organize? The Story of W.A.G.E.

The New Yorker, December 2018


Working Artists and the Greater Economy: Lise Soskolne Interviewed by Cathrin Mayer

Girls Like Us, Issue #11, November 2018


Artists’ campaigns for better pay are picking up pace – but will museums take note?

Apollo, November 2018


Hoping to Alter Industry Compensation Standards, W.A.G.E. Launches Platform for Negotiating Artists’ Fees

ARTnews, October 2018


A new job to unwork at

4Columns, September 2018


This Online Calculator Helps Artists Demand Fair Pay

Frieze, September 2018


W.A.G.E. Introduces Fee Calculator to Help Artists Negotiate Fair Pay

Artforum, September 2018


WAGE Just Released a Calculator That Tells Artists If They’re Getting Paid Fairly for Their Work

Artnet, September 2018


Digital platform aims to help artists get fair pay

The Art Newspaper, September 2018


Ils ouvrent une galerie qui retribuera les artistes

Tribune de Geneve, September 2018


Esse 94, Fall 2018


The Art of Fair Pay

The Philadelphia Citizen, June 2018


W.A.G.E. Hike

Metalsmith Tech, Spring 2018


Integrity and Nonprofit Values: Examples of Alignment and Misalignment

Nonprofit Quarterly, April 2018



Le Courrier, March 2018


What It Means for ICA Philadelphia to Become the First WAGE-Certified Museum—and Why Other Institutions Should Care

Artnet, March 2018


First W.A.G.E. Certified Museum Speaks Volumes for Individual Artist Support

Grantmakers in the Arts, March 2018


ICA Philadelphia Receives W.A.G.E. Certification

ARTnews, March 2018


ICA Philadelphia Becomes First Museum Certified By W.A.G.E.

Artforum, March 2018


Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art Is the First Museum Certified by W.A.G.E.

Hyperallergic, March 2018


The Carnegie International Becomes First Biennial-Style Exhibition Certified by W.A.G.E.

Hyperallergic, December 2017


Carnegie International Named First W.A.G.E.-Certified Biennial-Style Show

ARTnews, December 2017


Fifty-Seventh Edition of Carnegie International Is the First Biennial Certified by W.A.G.E.

Artforum, December 2017


Carnegie International Commits To Fair Artist Pay

Artdaily, December 2017


Faut-il payer les artistes?

Le Courrier, August 2017


10 Organizations Helping Artists Build Community

Art511 Magazine, July 2017


"You May Add or Subtract From the Work"

Artforum, April 2017


Squeaky Wheel Joins National Movement To Pay Artists

The Buffalo News, March 2017


A Timeline of Attempts to Fix the Art World

ARTnews, January 2017


The Interventionists: Working Artists and the Greater Economy

Cultured Magazine, November 2016

Translation into Chinese of W.A.G.E.'s An Open Letter to 'Artist'

United Motion, November 2016


How to Fix the Art World

ARTnews, November 2016

Sign on the Dotted Line: W.A.G.E.'s open letter to the New Museum
Frieze Magazine, June 2016
W.A.G.E. Writes Open Letter to the New Museum
Artforum.com, May 2016
W.A.G.E. Issues Open Letter to New Museum About the Institution's Planned Expansion
ARTnews, May 2016
W.A.G.E. Calls for New Museum to Fully Compensate Artists
Hyperallergic, May 2016
Artists of the World Unite
In These Times, January 2016
Is 'Free' Best for All? 
KMUW NPR Wichita, October 2015
Artists for Artists' Sake
Temporary Art Review, October 2015
Precarious Labor for Art's Sake
Widewalls, October 2015
Arts Organizers Convene to Confront Their Own Privilege
Hyperallergic, September 2015
Performers tell museums to get their act together on fees
The Art Newspaper, September 2015
Mulighetene i ytterkantene
ArtSceneTrondheim, September 2015
Finally, a Forum on Resale Royalties Brings Artists into the Conversation
Hyperallergic, July 2015

Photo District News, July 2015


Help Desk: Support for Artists

Daily Serving, May 2015


In Conversation with Abigail Levine

Movement Research, May 2015


DiverseWorks Signs Up for Fair Pay to Artists
Glasstire, May 2015
Nedir Bu Sanatçı Ücreti?
SALT blog, April 2015
Creative Accounting
Frieze, April 2015
Art Monthly, April 2015
In and Out of Art and Work: On the W.A.G.E. Certificate
Mute, March 2015
The Work of Artists Is Not Play
Daily Kos, January 2015
Artists Fight for Fair Pay
The Art Newspaper, January 2015
Paying Artists, from MoMA to Momenta Art
In Terms Of, January 2015
Why Do We Expect Artists to Work for Free? Here's How We Can Change the System
Creative Time Reports, December 2014
What Does A Living Wage Mean In New York?
Brooklyn Magazine, December 2014
Artists! Get paid to do what you love
Glasstire, November 2014

Certification Policy Background

Multitudes No. 57 - Valuations , November 2014


How Much Will Artists Be Paid Under the New W.A.G.E. Certification Program?

Hyperallergic, October 2014


W.A.G.E. Launches W.A.G.E. Certification—an important step forward in the fight for fair compensation in the arts
Another Righteous Transfer, October 2014
People Should Get Paid for Their Work
The Great God Pan is Dead, October 2014
Con Wage adesso gli artisti si pagano
Italian Financial Times, October 2014

W.A.G.E. come cambia il sistema di remunerazione degli artisti contemporanei nei musei, a partire dagli Usa

Italian Financial Times, October 2014

On Devaluing Creative Work in the United States
Artvocates, October 2014
Who Pays Artists?
Bad At Sports, October 2014
The Wage is Too Damn Low
SVA Continuing Education, October 2014
W.A.G.E. Against the Machine: Art and the Business of Gettin' Paid
KQED Arts, October 2014
Langweilig aber wichtig: Wie viel Geld wofür?
artmagazine, October 2014
Artists: Quit giving away your work for free 
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 2014
W.A.G.E. Certification Sets Standards for Compensation of Artistic Labor
Artforum, October 2014
W.A.G.E. Establishes Minimum Payment Policies for Artists
ArtFCity, October 2014
Part V: A page on W.A.G.E. (valued at approx. $93.75)
Runway, September 2014
Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: CONSCIOUSNESS
New Museum Blog, September 2014
Why Art Doesn't Pay
ArtFCity, April 2014
ACTIONS! And Other Art Worker Tales
CULTUREBOT, November 2013
Instead of Exploiting Artists, Pay Them
The New York Times, November 2013
Artists Not Alone in Steep Climb to the Top
CreateEquity, October 2013
How Are Artists Getting Paid?
Hyperallergic, July 2013
Standard Deviation
Art Practical, April 2013

Art Workers Council Frankfurt/M (AWC FFM) interviews W.A.G.E.

April 2013


Being Curated

Frieze, April 2013


Principles of W.A.G.E. Certification

The Brooklyn Rail, February 2013
W.A.G.E. opent aanval op Documenta
Kunstbeeld, February 2013
W.A.G.E. Criticizes Documenta 13 Curator Over Unpaid Artists
Culturebot, February 2013
W.A.G.E. Calls Out Documenta for Not Paying Artists
Hyperallergic, February 2013
W.A.G.E. Mocks Documenta Curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev For Use of Free Labor
Art Fag City, February 2013
W.A.G.E. Releases New Video Ridiculing Documenta 13 for Not Paying Exhibiting Artists
ArtInfo, February 2013
A Fight to the Death for Arts Funding?
Art Works, February 2013
What Next?
Frieze, January 2013
Sculpture Magazine, November 2012
Show Me the Money: Context – Artists
SFMOMA blog, October 2012
Show Me the Money: Context – The Big Picture
SFMOMA blog, September 2012
Artists' fees: "The cost of labour must be paid for."
ChrisFremantle.org, September 2012
The Value Of Our (Collective) Work
Excerpt From Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along 2012, June 2012
Biting The Hand That Feeds You: Artists working for a greater arts economy
Revolt Magazine, Volume 1 Issue No. 2, May 2012
Survey Shows Less Than 50% of Professional Artists Get Paid  
Care2, May 2012
Pie in the Sky When You Die: Art, Money and Myth
Hyperallergic, April 2012
Getting Paid for Art Not Easy
The Billfold, April 2012
Economic relationships between artists and insititutions
Market Project, April 2012
Why Are (Most) Artists (So Fucking) Poor?
Hyperallergic, April 2012
On the Crazy-as-Kim-Jong-Il Economics of the Art World – part two
Art at Bay, April 2012
New Data Reveals Artists Aren't Gettin' Paid
Hyperallergic, April 2012

Advocacy Group W.A.G.E. on What Its First Survey Tells Us About How Artists Are Treated in NYC

Artinfo, April 2012


We Don't Talk About Money Here
MoCA/CamLab, March 2012
Are San Diego artists exploited? A look at the local arts economy
San Diego City Beat, March 2012

W.A.G.E. Searches for a Fair System to Pay Artists, Artists Space to Be Test Case

Hyperallergic, January 2012

500 words: W.A.G.E.

Artforum.com, November 2011


Occupy Art World
in terms of, October 2011

Working Artists in the Greater Economy

Labor Journal #1, September 2011

A Critic Ponders The End of Normal and The Future of Art
ArtReview, June 2011
Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.): The Economy of Trickery, or Crashing the Ship of Fools 
DIS Magazine, May 2011

Likes late-capitalist endgames, hates artists...

Possible Press, Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2011


Labor Movement: Nato Thompson interviews W.A.G.E.

Artforum International, March 2011


W.A.G.E. speeches 

Taipei Biennial 2010, organized by Tirdad Zolghadr, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, September 2010



Artnet.com, February 2010
Tirdad Zolghadr's Top 10
Artforum International, January 2010

W.A.G.E. Open Letter

Temporary Services' Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor & Economics, November 2009
We demand payment for making the world more interesting
UrbanHonking.com, September 2009
zingmagazine, July 2009
No Soul For Sale: A Festival Of Independents
Art in America, June 2009
Art's Near Future
Artnet Magazine, June 2009
Restoring the 'Eek' to Eking Out a Living
The New York Times, June 2009

Internal Necessity: A Reader Tracing the Inner Logics of the Contemporary Art Field

Sternberg Press, June 2009





Artists: Diversify your hustle!

TimeOut New York, May 2009


W.A.G.E. Against the Machine

Art 21 Magazine, April 2009



W.A.G.E. rage inside 'Democracy in America'
JamesWagner.com, October 2008