Fees and Payments - a-n The Artists Information Company

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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Paying Artists
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Paying Artists campaign: a journey from consultation to guidance

As a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign prepares for the launch of its Exhibition Payment guide on Wednesday 12 October, we take a look at some of the key moments in the campaign’s history, highlighting the rich and varied dialogue with artists and the wider visual arts sector that has informed its recommendations.

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Rachel Maclean, Feed Me, Scene 12, 2015, HD video, Courtesy the artist and Film and Video Umbrella (FVU), Copyright Rachel Maclean, 2015
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Rachel Maclean: “There are certain things without which an artist can’t sustain themselves”

What does it mean to be an artist and how does the romantic idea of the creative individual pursuing their passion impact on the reality of an artistic practice? At Creative Scotland’s recent Visual Arts Sector Review event in Edinburgh, Glasgow-based artist Rachel Maclean talked about this and more. Here we republish an edited extract of her provocation.

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The artist’s fees toolkit

Enables artists to calculate an individual daily rate for services they supply based upon their unique circumstances and overheads and to prepare quotes when pitching for freelance work.

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Counter culture
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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that is designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. This guide by financial services experts Counterculture explains how Universal Credit is calculated and how it may impact those who are self-employed.

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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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Quality on a budget

In an ideal world you would only embark on projects where there is sufficient funds available. This guide by Rod McIntosh outlines an approach to finding workable compromises whilst maintaining quality for times when money is tight.

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Narbi Price, Untitled Kerbstone Painting (MJK), Acrylic on Canvas, 91x122cm, 2012. Private Collection, UK
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How to price your work

Artists, gallerists and curators offer tips and guidance on how to price work when exhibiting in group shows, selling at open studios, or applying for open competitions.

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Paying Artists Consultation Report 2015
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Paying Artists Consultation Report 2015

Summary of the consultations that took place as part of the Paying Artists campaign to listen to feedback from the arts sector about the issue of paying artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries.

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Paying Artists Case Studies Overview: Transparency in Action

This short report deconstructs the Paying Artists case studies, published as part of campaign evidence in 2014, to highlight emerging themes and show how some galleries are already demonstrating transparency. Useful for galleries wishing to develop their own fair pay policies.

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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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a-n publishes contextual research on fees guidance

As part of a broad range of research around artists’ fees, 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.

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