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Artists and lecturers won a landmark workers’ rights case in February, and hope it will have far-reaching consequences

By Chris Sharratt

Recent studies highlight deep precarity in the art world, alongside a renewed push for fairer payment and resistance to ‘self-exploitation’

By Chris Sharratt

Artists earn only £6,020 on average from their practice, with many working multiple additional jobs to supplement their income

The inquiry into the arts sector’s ‘class ceiling’ follows renewed concern around diversity and exclusion

With 12 hours of talks (and only one 20-minute break) on a Saturday, the Serpentine Marathon illustrates how the art world plays by its own rules

By Hettie Judah

‘The demand to be paid is a political one,’ says campaigning organization W.A.G.E.

The work of John Hanson, Rob Nilsson and Fred Lonidier establishes a dialectic between a leftist melancholy and a more forward-looking politics

By Andrew Durbin

A new survey of higher education degrees in the US says that fine art is the least valuable subject to specialize in

In further news: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff; man hospitalized after falling into Anish Kapoor installation

27 educators are taking the London gallery to an employment tribunal, demanding that they be recognized as employees

A survey of 1,016 visual artists across the world finds that the badges of professional success don’t necessarily equate to financial stability

The union of museum employees want to draw attention to problematic contract changes for staff healthcare and overtime