W.A.G.E. Survey of Artists

In April, the group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) released their W.A.G.E. Survey Report.  According to W.A.G.E.:

The purpose of the W.A.G.E. Survey was to gather information about the economic experiences of visual and performing artists exhibiting in nonprofit exhibition spaces and museums in New York City between 2005 and 2010.

Highlights from their summary include:

On average, the majority (58.4%) of respondents did not receive any form of payment, compensation or reimbursement for their participation, including the coverage of any expenses.

You can read the full report here and an interview in ArtInfo is here.