Susan Jones introduces a collation of key documents and evidence that informed a-n’s publication of fees and payments guidance and good practice documents. This report aims to widen understanding of the history and prior good practice thinking and attitudes around payment to artists.
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As a former teacher now working for the past five years as a gallery educator and also a freelance artist I have been interested to follow the a-n proposals on artists fees.
A-n’s commissioned research into rates of pay.
Funded by Arts Council England, this research study in 2004 prefaced new resources from a-n to extend the Code of Practice and demonstrate good practice within artists’ fees and payments, for use by artists and public-sector employers and commissioners. For current sample rates go to Guidance on fees and day rates and for latest Paying artists research go to www.a-n.co.uk/tag/paying-artists
For this follow up to her Approaching galleries guide, Jennie Syson, director of Nottingham-based commercial gallery Syson, which was open from 2013-2019, asked artists, arts managers, curators and gallery directors to share their top tips, and dos and don’ts advice.
Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.
Hen Norton explores the use of fundraising platforms online and offers her top ten tips to help you build a sustainable creative business or project, and reach a wider and more engaged network of supporters through crowdfunding.
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.
Artist Maša Kepic offers advice below on assessing and applying for open exhibitions, and in a sister-guide, curator Kate Phillimore offers tips on things to consider when setting up an open exhibition.
The continued economic doldrums and uncertainty in public funding make it more important than ever for artists to find ways to make and save money. So here are some tips – old and new – from the a-n community.
Current professional development support schemes for visual artists in the UK.
Avigail Ochert is correct in her observation that for the purposes of considering salaries artists pay scales should not be compared or equated with teachers’’.
Paul Matosics letter (June issue) raises important issues for all artists for whom operating professionally is vital.
Aimed at public sector arts employers, commissioners, consultants and arts trainers, Good practice in paying artists addresses the context for fees and payments for artists’ residencies, workshops and community commissions.
Analysis of past and current situation for artists’ fees and payments, introducing some issues for artists, employers and policy-makers to consider in the future.
Getting paid a fair fee is not suggestive of a revolution. So why does it sometimes incur resistance, both from those who pay and from ourselves? This guide by Rod McIntosh introduces ideas towards getting paid what you want and indeed deserve.
“The artist has always occupied a privileged but fragile position in the public eye. For centuries, we have looked to artists across all disciplines to inspire and entertain us, to help us explore the limits of human nature and human possibilities, [and] at times to lead debate and forment revolution.”
Commentary arising from research into local authority arts organisers’ needs, aspirations and modus operandi, revealing how they value and engage with artists and the approaches they take to their own professional development and to supporting the environment for contemporary visual arts.
Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.
This month’s a-n Collection: Country living puts a spotlight on artistic activity in rural locations.
Advice from artists on assessing opportunities
Over 4,300 practising artists are already benefiting from AIR
Debra Savage’s case study-based research into the realities of professional artistic practice.
Arts Professionals recent survey shows that arts organisers across all art forms are badly paid, with over half earning less than £25K annually.
Aimed at public sector arts employers, commissioners, consultants and arts trainers, addresses the context for fees and payments for artists’ residencies, workshops and community commissions. Download pdf [Size 497KB]