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.
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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.
DACS has announced that a record 23,000 visual artists and artist estates have claimed almost £5 million through the Payback royalties scheme this year.
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.
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.
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Jeremy Deller and Yinka Shonibare MBE announce support for a-n / AIR campaign.