It’s been two years since we launched the Paying Artists Campaign in response to the needs of our 21,000 members to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries. In that time, we have consulted nearly 2,000 individuals – artists, curators, funders, arts producers, museums, galleries, local authorities and other public commissioners. There has been great support and willingness from all corners of the sector to help shape and see guidance put into practice. The launch of a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide is a significant milestone on the journey to fair payment for artists
The Paying Artists Campaign aims to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly funded galleries. We found 71% of artists were not receiving payment for exhibiting in publicly funded galleries. Two years after launching our campaign, and after extensive consultation and testing, Exhibition Payment Guide has now been published to support fair payment for artists.
Exhibition Payment is a payment to artists which values their singular imagination and professional contribution to the success of publicly-funded exhibitions.
a-n/AIR’s brand new guidance and framework provides sectoral advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public.