Primary Information is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to publish artists’ books and writings. The organization’s programming advances the often-intertwined relationship between artists’ books and arts’ activism, creating a platform for historically marginalized artistic communities and practices. Primary Information facilitates intergenerational dialogue through the simultaneous publication of new and archival books, providing a new audience for out-of-print works and historical context for contemporary artists.
Primary Information was founded on the belief that artists and art workers have the power to advance cultural change and provide alternatives to contemporary structures that perpetuate existing social and economic inequalities. To that end, the organization is dedicated to transparent and equitable compensation for artists and employees. Primary Information has received W.A.G.E. certification in recognition of its ongoing commitment to fair and standardized payment to artists. In line with this practice, all employees earn the same hourly pay rate and are provided insurance no matter how many hours they work.
Primary Information’s publications are priced at cost to ensure affordability for the widest possible audience.
Matthew Walker: Executive Director
James Hoff: Executive Editor and Artistic Director
Rachel Valinsky: Editor
Hiji Nam: Associate Editor and Publicity Manager
Nathan Harrington: Operations Manager
Unfortunately, we are not able to consider or respond to unsolicited proposals at this time.
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232 3rd St, #A113
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Primary Information is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives generous support through grants from the Michael Asher Foundation, the Empty Gallery, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Greenwich Collection Ltd, the John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Orbit Fund, the Stichting Egress Foundation, Teiger Foundation, The VIA Art Fund, The Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, and individuals worldwide.
Primary Information is a W.A.G.E. certified organization.