Scottish Artists Union (SAU) and Transmission Gallery are hosting a public meeting on 18 September to address the need for artists’ exhibition fees in non-profit art institutions in Glasgow and beyond.
Guest speaker is New York-based artist Lise Soskolne who will give an overview of the NYC activist group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.). Founded in 2008, W.A.G.E. seeks to establish a sustainable model for best practices between cultural producers and the institutions that contract their labour, with a focus on regulating the payment of artist fees by non profit art institutions. In 2010 it initiated a Certification programme that publicly recognises non profit arts organisations that voluntarily follow a best practice model and demonstrate a history of, and commitment to, paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard.
W.A.G.E. Artists Fees for Exhibition, 18 September, 7pm, downstairs at the Art School (New Vic), 468 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW.
More on www.a-n.co.uk
Wage rage – Emily Speed gives an overview of W.A.G.E. activity.
Fees & payments – advocacy, advisory and practical resources including The artist’s fees toolkit.
Code of Practice – draws from the experiences of practising artists and their collaborators to set out the principles that underpin good practice. Now in new flip-page format.
Getting Organised – Artists’ talking blog by Emily Speed advocating better working conditions for artists.