W.A.G.E. advocates for the implementation of sustainable models that guarantee regulated payment for artists working for cultural institutions.


Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a New York-based activist and consciousness-raising group formed in 2008. W.A.G.E. advocates that fair payment practices be established for the visual artists, performers and independent curators with whom U.S. art institutions & organizations choose to work. W.A.G.E. are artists, art workers, arts writers, performers and independent curators fighting to get paid for making the world more interesting.

(Working Artists and the Greater Economy)
Founded 2008. Based in Brooklyn, New York.