W.A.G.E – artist payment survey (NYC)

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Julie in art | discussion | research

W.A.G.E. have published their survey findings in graphic format which makes for interesting reading. They highlight the differences between what large and small/medium organisations pay artists, broken down into transportation, fees, installation. It’s a great snap shot that could well be indicative of other major cities. Personally I’d like to see compared the rate of pay that the curators and management of the arts orgs receive, how many non-paid interns they use and so on. I think putting the data in context of others would be enlightening.

W.A.G.E. are also working on best practice docs and rates of pay for artists – I look forward to seeing how these will pan out in relation to a-n‘s models (that article is out of date, 2004, they may be a more recent one).

Check out their new website: http://www.wageforwork.com/

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