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 which contract their labor.
The pool respondents is probably too small.
Demographic information is representative of the 977 respondents who began the survey but not necessarily of those who provided specific information about their payment experiences, since only 577 of those who answered demographic questions also exhibited in a nonprofit arts institution between 2005-2010.
• 43% were between 31 to 40 years old.
• 60% were male and about 2% were trans-gender.
• 46% did not rent a studio outside of their residence.
• 26% spent less than $5,000 in annual studio rent.