The Arts Union is a democratically controlled membership organization seeking to build power, solidarity, and organize workers within the global art industry.

The Arts Union was founded in January 2021 following a year of organizing, research, outreach, and development. We consider this organization and continuation of historic initiatives such as the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition of 1969 and the Artists Union of the 1930s, as well as more recent efforts such as the Arts and Labor group associated with Occupy Wall Street, W.A.G.E., and all of the unionization drives happening across the industry.

The Arts Union is committed to working against settler colonialism, anti-blackness,
and white supremacy—in and outside of the arts industry.

Contact info coming soon.

The 1934 Artists Union Logo

Detail of a Logo from a flyer made by the 1934 Artist's Union.