Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is a New York-based activist group that focuses on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions, and establishing a sustainable model for best practices between cultural producers and the institutions that contract their labor.

Why? Read our wo/manifesto.

How? By establishing W.A.G.E. Certification, a program that publicly recognizes organizations that voluntarily adhere to a best practices model and demonstrate a history of, and commitment to, paying fees in relation to the conditions under which artists are involved in their programs.

Join W.A.G.E.: we need you. Add your name to this list.

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