In 1979, the (then) Arts Council of Great Britain implemented the Payment to Artists for Exhibition of Work scheme and set a standard fee of £100 per solo show for artists when exhibiting their work in the public. A lobby in the years prior from artists including Conrad Atkinson, an Artists Union member, had played a significant part in this policy breakthrough.
The report looks back into a-n’s archive to find out what happened beyond those great aspirations for a universally adopted ‘right’ for artists.
- Susan Jones
- a-n The Artists Information Company