‘Garage’ (Groupe d’Action pour la Rémunération des Artistes a Genève) are a working group that mobilise events around “concrete actions for a better regulation of artistic works in Geneva”. The group includes visual artists, performers, curators, critics and researchers.
There are considerable differences between the cantons in Switzerland when it comes to artist remuneration rights – having local groups working on EPR is an important step.
In January 2019 the group published at open letter outlining the context of their activity. This proposed: to initiate concrete solutions to engage spaces, art institutions and cultural actors in Geneva to remunerate artists; to mobilise the general public on the issue of the remuneration of artistic work; to initiate a process of consultation to work collectively on the establishment of a viable remuneration system for artists in Geneva, including the establishment of a scale and contracts; and to collectivise the contemporary art scene in Geneva and beyond.