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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A symposium in Seoul this week will address the issues of artists’ fees in Korea and will include discussion of a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
Helen Goodman, MP for Bishop Auckland and Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has announced her support for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
The issue of artists’ pay and exploitation in the US is prompting a variety of responses that question what it means to be an artist in the current economic climate. Abigail Satinsky, associate director at Chicago’s Threewalls gallery, surveys the landscape and asks whether we need to look at how we value and define art and artists.
The congratulations still streaming in, I’m actually starting to believe it now. It is a weird process… or it was for me… Having given up my salary and my proper job, I was highly motivated to get this right. And […]
Former a-n director Susan Jones will be sharing evidence gathered through a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign over a hearty lunch of vitamin-rich soup at Stoke-on-Trent’s AirSpace Gallery, the latest event in a series of talks and workshops.
Now in its third year, Tempting Failure is an artist-led international festival of live and performance art in Bristol that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice. We talk to the festival’s artistic director, Thomas John Bacon.
Collected resources that aid good practice and terms of reference for valuing artists’ contributions to the arts within society.
Jeremy Deller and Yinka Shonibare MBE announce support for a-n / AIR campaign.
The artist Yinka Shonibare MBE has issued a detailed and personal statement expressing his support for a-n and AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
If artists regularly self-qualify themselves as ‘starving’ in such a casual and off-handed way, what kind of respect can they expect to gain? Margaret Lam thinks it’s time tell a different story about what it means to be an artist.
This year’s Arts Development UK survey of local authority arts investment shows the number of authorities with no direct arts service continues to grow, while budgets are once again on the decrease in real terms.
The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has pledged his support for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign in a statement that urges all publicly-funded galleries to pay fair fees to artists.
Provides a framework for artists’ fees and charges for work such as commissions, residencies, community projects and gallery education, that reflects artists’ career stage, experience level and overheads.
Commissioned as part of Paying Artists research portfolio, Sarah Thelwall’s report explores how public sector galleries can think differently about budgets for artists’ fees.
Susan Jones’ analysis and commentary of Artists’ work in 2013 uses data drawn from a-n.co.uk/jobs to track current trends in artists’ employment.
Key resources and tools from across this site that talk about the principles and practical application of good practice
Guides from the a-n resources that I regularly refer to.
Marina Abramović’s New York-based institute for performance art is looking for experienced applicants for some key part-time roles. But there’s a catch – you need to be able to commit to two or more days a week and not expect to get paid.
a-n / AIR’s Paying Artists campaign video is now live – watch, like and share widely to support the campaign!
As part of the Paying artists advocacy materials I am researching examples of openly-published exhibition policies on the websites for publicly-funded galleries. I have come across some – for example fabrica.org.uk/info-for-artists/exhibiting/ and www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=infomation that provide some useful information. I thought […]