Report highlights challenges faced by artists and other freelance professionals working across Scotland, with continuing issues relating to artists’ fees.
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Following more than two years working and consulting with artists, major public funders and visual arts organisations, a-n and AIR has published new guidelines for paying artists for their contribution to public exhibitions.
Sectoral guidance and framework, produced by a-n and AIR as an outcome of the Paying Artists Campaign, providing specific advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public.
Created specially for the Paying Artists Campaign by artist Dan Thompson, the Artist-Led Manifesto sets out the principles of fair payment for artist-led groups and collectives who may be in receipt of public funds, but who may also operate without funds at the directive of the artists involved.
a-n and AIR to launch landmark piece of guidance for securing payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries, with an event today at the Jerwood Space, London.
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.
Venue:Southampton City Art Gallery
Date:December 01, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Location:South West England
In its Arts Strategy 2016-17, published to coincide with Edinburgh’s festival season, Creative Scotland has made fair pay for artists a core aim as part of its commitment to supporting and promoting artists’ work.
The outspoken artist and performer Liv Wynter is undertaking a residency at the artist-run Royal Standard titled HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING YOU? to coincide with this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Liverpool Biennial. Laura Robertson speaks to her about activism, artists getting paid, and remembering Ana Mendieta.
A recent advert by Sainsbury’s in Camden asked for an artist to ‘volunteer their skills’ to refurbish the branch’s staff canteen, with the resulting social media storm prompting press articles and an apology from the supermarket. a-n Executive Director Jeanie Scott considers what the incident says about the barriers and misconceptions artists face.
A Sainsbury’s store in North London has provoked outrage from artists on social media after advertising an unpaid opportunity for an artist to redesign its staff canteen.
With more than double the anticipated number of responses, the Artists’ Livelihoods survey into how visual artists in England live and work forms part of the most comprehensive study of its kind in over a decade. Stephen Palmer reports.
Launching today, a-n is a lead partner in a comprehensive survey into how visual artists in England live and work, part of a new Arts Council England research project that will shape future support and initiatives for artists. Take part and share your views on the day-to-day realities of being a professional artist and the challenges and barriers you face.
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.
The Design and Artists Copyright Society is marking ten years of the Artist’s Resale Right in the UK with the publication of a white paper containing key facts and figures about the scheme, which has so far distributed £47 million in royalties.
The Association of Icelandic Artists aims to highlight the working conditions and undervaluing of creative labour that visual artists face.
Published today, a-n/AIR’s draft Exhibition Fee Framework and Guidelines is a starting point for further discussion with artists, galleries and funders.
Paying Artists Draft Exhibition Fee Framework, Guidelines and Recommendations published.
When a change of government in the Netherlands reversed years of generous state support for the arts, Rune Peitersen got together with other artists to challenge anti-artist rhetoric and argue for fair pay and support for artists and arts organisations. He talks to artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young about Platform BK, the small but dynamic organisation he co-founded five years ago.
It’s been a busy and fruitful year for a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign, with plenty of activity across the UK and internatioanally. Paying Artists Project Manager Julie McCalden looks back over 2015.
International study says the ‘moral and economic rights’ of artists must be protected if they are to sustain their creative activity and fuel the economy. Frances Richens reports.
The third event in Artquest’s System Failure series, co-organised by a-n and AUE, discussed artists’ low pay and featured Paying Artists Regional Advocate Mark Gubb on the panel. Joseph Young reports.
Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.
Artist and AIR Council member Joseph Young attended the recent Europe-wide IAA conference in Pilsen, Czech Republic, where he was speaking about the Paying Artists campaign. He reports from the home of Pilsner lager on three days of discussion, debate and far too many procedural matters.
A new series of conversation events in London, produced by Artquest and part-programmed with a-n and Axisweb, will ask ‘how could the art world perform better for artists?’