Posts Tagged ‘W.A.G.E.’

Happy Labor Day!

Ramiro Gomez. No Splash (after David
Hockney’s A Bigger
Splash, 1967), 2013.
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 96 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo: Osceola Refetoff.

Today is Labor Day in the United States, a day “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” In honor of the day, we present you with links for further reading: More than a dozen articles on labor, artistic services, precarity, working for free, and related subjects are included in Art Practical’s Issue 5.4: Valuing Labor in the Arts Labor Arts ”presents powerful images[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Support for Artists

Sigmar Polke. Untitled, 1971. Paint on fabric.

Our first Summer Session theme is labor, and today’s Help Desk advice column answers a tricky question about support, “exposure,” and compensation with some help from Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.). Columnist Bean Gilsdorf notes that “uncompensated exchange can still be ethical.” This article was originally published on May 25, 2015. I espouse fair labor initiatives like W.A.G.E.* to pay artists. However, my own[…..]

Help Desk: Culture and Compensation

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public—and today we’re celebrating our 100th installment! Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. The problem: sincere offers, from sweet, well-intended people, to show my work without compensation. The result: My polite refusal is taken as a slight and I’m sometimes thought of[…..]

Help Desk: Support for Artists

Sigmar Polke. Untitled, 1971. Paint on fabric.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I espouse fair labor initiatives like W.A.G.E. to pay artists.[1] However, my own projects are often un- or under-funded; if a stipend covers a significant portion of my expenses, that seems like a success, even[…..]

Value/Labor/Arts: The Manifestos

W.A.G.E., Artist Payment Graphic, excerpt from W.A.G.E. graphic poster of artist survey results, 2011.

From our friends at Art Practical, today we bring you a publication that is more archive than article: Value/Labor/Arts: The Manifestos was one part of the spectacular issue “Valuing Labor in the Arts” that was guest-edited by Shannon Jackson, Director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley. Compiled by Jackson and artist Helena Keeffe, Value/Labor/Arts: The Manifestos presents seven “recent and… not-so-very-old manifestos of artists who found[…..]