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.

Other speakers include Glasgow-based artists Charlotte Prodger and Corin Sworn, freelance curator Isla Leaver-Yap and the Scottish Artists Union. Presentations will be followed by an open discussion.

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

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.