- Ode - Helsinki Central Library and Zoom
- Friday, September 24, 2021
- Helsinki and Zoom
Join us on Friday 24 September for Fair Pay for Artists: Exhibition Payment Symposium 2021. Organized in Helsinki, Finland we’re inviting visual art professionals, organisations and decision-makers to discuss the income models of visual artists. The symposium will be streamed online to audiences across the world.
Sharing their experiences, speakers will offer examples of different exhibition payment models in Europe and North America, and examine ways to change policy and legal frameworks both at local and European level. The event will provide concrete tools for advocacy work; implementing fair payment practices and securing the sustainability and recovery of the visual arts industry after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event is hosted by Laura Boxberg, Head of Communications at Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
- Antti Kurvinen, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland
- Teemu Mäki, The Artists’ Association of Finland
- Rune Peitersen, Platform BK
- Jane and Louise Wilson, artists and joint Professors of Fine Art at Newcastle University
- Richard Birkett, Curator and member of W.A.G.E board
A panel discussion with arts and policy makers in Finland:
- Henri Terho, Special Advisor, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
- Sakarias Sokka, Researcher, Cupore – Center for Cultural Policy Research
- Paula Risikko, Chairperson, Education and Culture Committee of the Finnish Parliament
Fair Pay for Artists: Exhibition Payment Symposium 2021 is free to attend. Registration is required.
Where: Ode – Helsinki Central Library and streamed online via Zoom
Time: 8am – 1.30pm BST (UK), 10am – 3.30pm EEST (Finland)
Further event information and Zoom joining details will be sent to registrants via email in advance of the event.
About the speakers
Antti Kurvinen, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland
Antti Kurvinen (born 1986) was appointed Minister of Science and Culture in May 2021. He has served as Member of Parliament since 2015 and chaired the Centre Party Parliamentary Group since 2019 until 2021. He is a lawyer with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lapland. Instagram: @akurvinen
Teemu Mäki, The Artists’ Association of Finland
Teemu Mäki is a visual artist, writer, director (theatre/film), researcher and chariman of Artists’ Association of Finland. Teemumaki.com
Rune Peitersen, Platform BK
Rune Peitersen, born in Denmark in 1971, lives and works in Amsterdam (NL) and Brussels (BE). Peitersen’s work has been exhibited internationally and he has received awards from the Mondriaan Foundation. Next to his artistic practice, Peitersen teaches at the St. Joost Art Academy, regularly lectures on his work and is a co-founder of several artists’ initiatives among which the think-tank Platform Beeldende Kunst (Platform for Visual Arts). Instsagram: @rune_peitersen
Jane & Louise Wilson, Artists
Jane and Louise Wilson have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over three decades. In 2020 they were appointed the coordinators’ for the 252nd Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the first time it had been coordinated by an artistic duo. Jane and Louise are appointed as joint Professors of Fine Art at Newcastle University, Joint Royal Academicians, and are honorary Visiting Professors of Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton. Instagram: @janeandlouisewilson
Richard Birkett, Curator and member of W.A.G.E board
Richard Birkett is a curator and writer based in Glasgow, UK. He was Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, from 2017 to 2020, and previously Curator at Artists Space in New York. He has also organised exhibitions at Yale Union in Portland, Oregon; mumok, Vienna; PS1 MoMA, New York; and the National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina. Across these roles and projects he has worked with artists, writers, filmmakers and performers including Terry Atkinson, Julie Becker, Bernadette Corporation, Chto Delat?, Forensic Architecture, Emma Hedditch, Morag Keil & Georgie Nettell, Chris Kraus, Taylor Le Melle, Laura Poitras, Cameron Rowland, Hito Steyerl and The Wooster Group. He has edited and written for publications including Cosey Complex (with Maria Fusco, 2012), Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years (with BC, Jim Fletcher and Stefan Kalmár, 2013) and Tell It To My Heart – Collected by Julie Ault, Volume 2 (with Julie Ault and Martin Beck, 2015).
Henri Terho, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Henri Terho is working as a special advisor in Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Terho is responsible for funding for artists and arts organisations operating in the field of visual arts. He was a member of the task force under the Ministry of Education which was forming the guidelines of artists’ fee structure for art exhibitions in 2021. Terho is also the Chair of Finnish State Art Commission.
Sakarias Sokka, Cupore – Center for Cultural Policy Research
Sakarias Sokka is a senior researcher in the Center for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE). Their current research interests include art and culture funding, impact and evaluation of cultural policy, history and institutionalization of cultural policy, and theoretical approaches to cultural policy. Prior to taking up the post in Cupore. Sakarias Sokka worked as a senior lecturer in the Master’s Degree Programme of Cultural Policy in the University of Jyväskylä. They have worked for the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy (Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift) and the Finnish Society for Cultural Policy Research.
Paula Risikko, Education and Culture
Paula Risikko is Member of Parliament of and Chairperson, Education and Culture Committee of the Finnish Parliament. Instagram: @paularisikko
Annukka Vähäsöyrinki, The Artists’ Association of Finland
Annukka Vähäsöyrinki works as the Director at the Artists’ Association of Finland (AAF). As the national advocacy organisation for visual arts, AAF promotes the status and working conditions of over 3000 professional artists and strengthens the role of visual arts in society by actively participating in cultural policy development.
Julie Lomax, a-n
Julie Lomax is CEO at a-n The Artists Information Company. She has held previous roles as Director of Development at Liverpool Biennial, Director of Visual Arts for the Australia Council for the Arts, Director of Visual Arts for London at Arts Council England, responsible for over £40m investment in the arts in London. Julie Lomax is Chair of The Showroom, London and Executive Committee member of the Association of Women in the Arts and regularly lectures at Sotheby’s Institute. She originally trained as an artist, graduating from Chelsea School of Art with a degree in Fine Art. Instagram @julielomax1
Fair Pay for Artists: Exhibition Payment Symposium 2021 is co-hosted by the International Artists Association Europe (IAA Europe), The Artists’ Association of Finland and a-n The Artists Information Company.