The recently established Paying Artists Working Group met last month to decide on the steps needed to implement and develop a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide over the next four years. Here we outline its plans and priorities.
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After four years in the role, a-n’s director Jeanie Scott is to step down later this year.
A Paying Artists Working Group is being set up to inform the development of a-n / AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide and support its implementation over the next five years.
One half of the London-based performance company There There with Dana Olărescu, Bojana Janković argues that the economic pressures more and more artists face are ultimately shaping the kind of work that gets made, especially by emerging artists, with profound and long-term consequences.
Dave Beech’s book Art and Value was the subject of a recent symposium at London’s ICA that raised important questions about such diverse areas as the role of arts organisations, corporate sponsorship and paying artists. Laura Harris attended and found pockets of insight in an incohesive day.
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.
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 2016, 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.
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.
Published today, a-n/AIR’s draft Exhibition Fee Framework and Guidelines is a starting point for further discussion with artists, galleries and funders.
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.
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.
In just over one week, more than 1000 supporters have signed up to back a-n and AIR’s Paying Artists campaign.
a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign launches today with its own dedicated website at www.payingartists.org.uk
The Paying Artists Campaign is attracting comment across the visual arts as Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette tweets his support and others offer practical help and advice.
In the run up to the launch of the Paying Artists Campaign, a-n has published two new research reports covering international models for artists’ fees and the history of Exhibition Payment Right in the UK.