Summary of the consultations that took place as part of the Paying Artists campaign to listen to feedback from the arts sector about the issue of paying artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries.
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Paying Artists events in Liverpool and Birmingham include a talk on fair pay policy plus a giant cake parade.
Paying Artists Regional Advocates have been busy over the bank holiday weekend, with a hustings event in Glasgow, a relay race in Bristol, plus more activity in Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff.
Paying Artists Regional Advocates are planning a host of activities in Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Liverpool in the lead up to, and immediately following, the general election.
The Glasgow based artist, writer and curator explains why she is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who are making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
A new report just published by a-n gives an overview of nine Paying Artists gallery case studies showing how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency in relation to artists’ fees.
Arts Council of Wales announces support for a-n/AIR campaign for artists to receive fair payment for exhibiting.
An opportunity to exhibit artwork at the National Assembly for Wales has provoked a strong response from artists in the country, who argue it undermines the profession and makes a mockery of the Welsh Government’s ambitions for Wales’ creative sector.
This short report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published as part of campaign evidence in 2014, to highlight emerging themes and show how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency. Useful for galleries wishing to develop their own fair pay policies.
The Cardiff-based artist explains why he is one of 11 Paying Artists Regional Advocates who will be making sure artists’ voices are heard in the lead up to the general election.
As part of a broad range of research around artists’ fees, a-n commissioned arts writer and researcher Dany Louise to investigate sources of advice within and external to the visual arts that offer guidance on fees and payments to artists.
a-n commissioned arts writer and researcher Dany Louise to investigate sources of advice within and external to the visual arts that offer guidance on fees and payments to artists.
a-n and AIR has launched the Paying Artists Regional Advocates – a team of eleven artists across five cities tasked with ensuring more artists’ voices get heard within the campaign in the lead up to the general election.
Today I received rejection No 3 and I’m guessing that proposal No 4 has been rejected too as I’ve just seen on the website that they are unveiling all of the artworks chosen next weekend. Oh I see, artists are […]
A high-level body from the cultural sector whose role is to advise the Mayor of London on the promotion of the capital as a world-class city of culture has voiced its backing for the Paying Artists campaign.
The Paying Artists campaign has launched two online surveys for artists and galleries/curators as part of its efforts to secure exhibition fees for all artists exhibiting in publicly funded galleries.
A major new arts initiative led by the BBC and What Next? launches this week with a series of events and debates across the UK.
As the debate rages about paying to enter open competitions and dwindling exhibition fees, Steve Messam argues that while the art should always come first, it’s time for artists to get more business-like and professional.
Margaret Harrison, winner of the 2013 Northern Art Prize, is the latest high-profile artist to announce their support of a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
Whilst the three main parties were keen to stress a need to redistribute arts funding more evenly around the UK, there was little in the way of concrete pledges at Wednesday evening’s Artists’ Union England Hustings debate in London, addressing issues that directly concern artists in the lead up to the general election. Stephen Palmer reports.
A House of Lords debate on government support for individual artists, led by the Earl of Clancarty, attracted contributions from the three main parties and crossbench peers.
Producer and writer Carolyn Black has worked in the visual arts for over two decades. Having witnessed many ups and downs in the sector, she believes things have never been so bad for artists in the UK. It’s time, she says, for things to change…
The publication on Tuesday of an a-n news feature investigating the subject of open exhibitions and entry fees has prompted a flood of comments on social media.
Open exhibitions are becoming an increasingly common aspect of the visual arts landscape, with high-profile big hitters such as the BP Portrait Award and Royal Academy Summer Show joined by a growing number of smaller-scale shows. But with most charging an entry fee and with no guarantee of being included, are artists simply being asked to subsidise the sector with their own money? Jack Hutchinson investigates.
In the final instalment of our ten-part end-of-year series, a-n’s new director – who took over in September following a three-month handover period – looks back over the last 12 months and looks forward to doing more for artists in 2015.