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Research papers Artists work in 2016
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Artists work in 2016

The latest in a series of papers commissioned by a-n, providing detailed data on the amount, context and nature of employment for visual artists.

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Creative Freelancers
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Creative freelancers

Based on a survey of 700 creative freelancers and 50 businesses, report sets out policy recommendations to improve the working lives of creative freelancers.

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Paying Artists consultation report 2015

Summary of the first sector consultations that took place as part of the Paying Artists campaign on the issue of paying artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries.

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Contextual information on the fees guidance provided by a-n

Commissioned by a-n from freelance arts writer and researcher Dany Louise, this paper shows how visual arts organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have approached advising on visual artists’ day rates, as well as a comparator organisation in Canada […]

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Artists’ work in 2013

Susan Jones’ analysis and commentary uses data drawn from a-n.co.uk/jobs to track current trends in artists’ employment opportunities.

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Fees to artists for exhibiting – models of practice

This report – the sixth in the Paying Artists research portfolio – draws together examples of how artists’ fees for exhibiting are arrived at in Sweden, Norway, Canada and Poland; and the conditions and contexts that underpin their application.

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Brief history of Exhibition Payment Right

Provides a historical context within the Paying Artists campaign of the Payment to Artists for Exhibition of Work scheme implemented by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1979.

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Paying Artists
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Paying artists: Related texts

A collation of material shared across social media and peer networks during 2013-14 that provides insights around the broad topic of payment of and working conditions for freelance arts professionals. The report complements the more traditional Literature review produced for the Paying Artists campaign by DHA Communications.

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artists work in 2012
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Artists’ work in 2012

An analysis of openly-advertised artists’ work and opportunities in 2012. Includes commentary on the impact of Universal Credits on low-paid artists.

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The artist and exhibitions

How do artists fare when they show work in publicly-funded galleries in the UK? A one-page infographic shows statistical information about artists’ income from exhibiting and the support they receive. Research led by AIR as the first stage in the Paying Artists campaign.

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Reflections on collaboration

Chris Fremantle highlights key themes and issues around collaboration making use of a-n’s extensive archive of texts on the subject, along with external references.

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artists work in 2011
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Artists’ work in 2011

Part of an annual series of papers analysing data about artists’ employment opportunities, patterns and incomes. Narrative compares between years and tracks changes from previous years.

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