The numbers that stood out the most to us were the zeros showing people working without pay, which hurts the chances of truly diversifying art + museum staff, and makes it impossible to address inequity at any intersection within art orgs and museums. Unpaid labor is never truly free, but foists the costs onto others, often the interns themselves, and ultimately suppresses wages all the way up the pay scale. The elimination of unpaid labor is a necessary first step towards change.
Please fill out the form if you are a current or recent intern of the last three years anywhere in the world in an arts or museum organization. Doing this will benefit fellow interns, those seeking internships, and just about all of us. If the base salary is $0, the next steps up are often not paid much more than that.
Please anonymize your information as needed---be safe, be comfortable.
Further reading: -- The 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation report "Interrogating Institutional Practices in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion," which identifies unpaid internships as "functionally exclud[ing] populations that are unable to work for free" and calls on museums to "pay all interns" (https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.309173).-- Fair Museum Jobs Manifesto, Part 3(https://fairmuseumjobs.wordpress.com/manifesto/)