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Paying Artists Case Studies Overview: Transparency in Action

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.

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a-n publishes contextual research on fees guidance

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.

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Paying Artists Regional Advocates
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Paying Artists: regional advocates need you!

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.

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The end of this road

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 […]

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Bob and Roberta Smith's manifesto.
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Art and the election: MPs and artists debate at AUE hustings

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.

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Thomas Ganter, Man with a Plaid Blanket, winner of the 2014 BP Portrait Award
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Open exhibitions and entry fees: price worth paying or licence to exploit artists?

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.

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Jeanie Scott, a-n director
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2014 – How was it for you? #10: Jeanie Scott

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.

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Young-jeoung Park, researcher at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute presenting at ‘Working artists: aspects of art and labour’ conference 27 November 2014
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Artists’ livelihoods: a concern shared internationally

While strategies to pay artists better are forging ahead in the UK, this vital issue is also on high on the agenda in some other countries. Susan Jones reports on Working Artists: aspects of art and labour, a recent conference in South Korea which she also spoke at.

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