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Talk about WAGENCY with Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) organizer Lise Soskolne
May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Core organizer Lise Soskolne will give an overview of W.A.G.E.’s efforts over the past decade to regulate artist compensation in the nonprofit sector with a focus on WAGENCY – an initiative recently launched by W.A.G.E. to organize artists and institutions, and later buyers and sellers of art, around a shared politics of labor.
Working Artists and the Greater Economy is a New York-based activist organization founded in 2008. W.A.G.E.’s mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract their labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy.
Saturday, May 25, 4:00-6:00pm
41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT
About Franklin Street Works
Franklin Street Works is an award-winning, not-for-profit contemporary art space and community gathering place that creates original museum-quality exhibitions and engaging educational programs. The organization’s goals include broadening community participation in the arts, contributing to a larger arts dialogue, and cultivating emerging artists. By combining rigorous curatorial work, innovative artistic practices and grassroots community building Franklin street works serves the region while also participating in a larger, international dialogue around contemporary art.
To date, Franklin Street Works has exhibited the work of more than 350 artists, curated 30 original exhibitions, and organized approximately 130 programs, including talks, tours, and performances. This work has received national and regional support, including two, multi-year grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as well as grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Connecticut Office of the Arts, and more. Exhibitions have been recognized with positive reviews in major publications such as Artforum online, Art in America online, Art New England, Art Papers, Bomb blog, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and Modern Painters.
There are 3-hour parking meters just outside the entrance to the gallery on Franklin Street that are free after 7 p.m., and 25 cents per 15 minutes before 6 p.m. There is a lot with an attendant on Franklin Street just a couple of doors down on the right side of the street (closer to Broad Street) from Franklin Street Works. Rates are variable. There are also a number of parking garages nearby. The nearest are:
Entrance on Broad; $1 for the first 2 hours, then $2/hour, $11/day.
Summer Street Garage
Entrances on Lower Summer, Broad or Washington Blvd. Northbound;
$1/hour, $9/day, there is also an evening rate of $3/evening
Sat. & Sun. are free until 5pm.
Franklin Street Works has an ADA compliant ramp to our back door on the first floor and is accessible from Franklin St. Once inside there is an elevator and bathrooms are spacious but do not have grab bars.