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A guide to research into artists fees and payments
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A guide to research into fees and payments to artists

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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Fees and payments

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.

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a-n Crowdfunding for the arts workshop – at FYCreatives Blackpool, November 2016, led by Hen Norton. Organised in partnership with LeftCoast. Courtesy: Hen Norton
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Funding your work: crowdfunding and patronage platforms

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. 

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More ways to make and save money

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.

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Fees and payment debate

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&#146’”.

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Fees update

Paul Matosic’s letter (June issue) raises important issues for all artists for whom operating professionally is vital.

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Good practice in paying artists

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. 

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Artists’ rates of pay 1989-2004

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.

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Negotiating a better rate of pay

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.

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That was the year that was

“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.”

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Search Party Vs Lincoln
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Partners in arts

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.

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Art work in 2007

Text-only version of a-n Research paper: Art work in 2007 with live weblinks.

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Arts salaries poor

Arts Professional’s recent survey shows that arts organisers across all art forms are badly paid, with over half earning less than £25K annually.

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Good practice in paying artists
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Good practice in paying artists

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]

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Good exhibition practice
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Negotiating an exhibition

In the world outside the arts, when someone offers something – a house for sale, a job, work from a tradesperson, a proposal of marriage even – this is generally the opening gambit in a negotiation process by which what […]

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