Artist Ellie Harrison’s year-long Glasgow Effect project has attracted widespread outrage on social media and in the national press, with many accusing her of ‘poverty tourism’. Julie McCalden makes a case for a more nuanced response to the project and argues the case for more, not less, public funding for the arts.
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When a change of government in the Netherlands reversed years of generous state support for the arts, Rune Peitersen got together with other artists to challenge anti-artist rhetoric and argue for fair pay and support for artists and arts organisations. He talks to artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young about Platform BK, the small but dynamic organisation he co-founded five years ago.
It’s been a busy and fruitful year for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign, with plenty of activity across the UK and internatioanally. Paying Artists Project Manager Julie McCalden looks back over 2015.
The Mayor of London says planners and developers need to put culture at the forefront of city developments, and uses new report to show them how.
At a recent festival in Belgium about Europe-wide cultural solidarity, artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young talked about a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign. He reports on a debate characterised by politically outspoken artists and networking over mojitos in the Che Guevara tent.
In the first of a new monthly series focusing on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman – researcher at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research – introduces a screenprinted hardback that draws on Russian Constructivist graphics and features a specially commissioned poem by Benjamin Heathcote.
A recent event in Leeds organised by Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy asked whether artists were the key to making a step change in arts and culture giving. Amelia Crouch went along and found that the issue of low pay for artists was all-but ignored – but that the idea of artists as fundraisers may not be all bad.
As artists find themselves at the end of the cultural food chain, Susan Jones suggests a new activism to reaffirm their status The so-called golden age of arts funding has given way to debilitating austerity, particularly for artists who find […]
A European Commission study examining different national mechanisms of artists’ pay across Europe is inviting photographers, illustrators and designers to complete an online survey about how they are remunerated.
A new report published by a-n brings together research findings to inform recommendations for a future approach to the payment of artists exhibiting in publicly-funded galleries.
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.
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.
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.
This report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published 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.
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.
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 one-day symposium organised by Crate Studio and Project Space in Margate and University for the Creative Arts Canterbury is to explore the different ways artists make a living at a time of austerity.
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.
Key thoughts and themes from the one-day discursive event as part of the AHRC funded research project ‘Co-producing legacy: What is the role of artists within Connected Communities projects?’.
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.
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.
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.