WAGENCY allows artists to make calculations in 15 different categories of artistic labour, ranging from exhibitions to lectures.
Paying Artists - a-n The Artists Information Company
At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.
So a really interesting episode of thinking aloud, that tackles lots of issues around artists and the cultural industries and paying artists. Really relevant and worth a listen to. ‘Creativity – has it become the meaningless buzz word for our […]
The survey by Arts Professional hopes to gather sufficient data to help combat low pay across the arts and culture sector.
A survey of Berlin-based artists by the Institute for Strategy Development found that female artists are worse off than men, with many facing considerable barriers such as a significant gender pay gap and regular sexual harassment.
New and primary research into the gender gap between artists living and working in Berlin.
Comprehensive report of the three-year NXT project, which took place from 2015 with 25 partners in 15 European countries.
During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.
Calling artists and organisations to take part in a new sector-wide survey to collect essential data and produce a benchmark for Exhibition Payment.
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.
Going to arts development meetings cost me time and money – but can freelance artists afford not to go?
Using learning from approaches taken in Australia and the USA, Susanne Burns offers a critique of the competitive UK subsidised arts system, identifying changes required for organisational and artist economic sustainability.
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.
Venue:Bridge 5 Mill
Date:January 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Location:North West England
With too many artists’ residencies excluding those who don’t have independent means of support or who have responsibilities at home, Alistair Gentry welcomes Wysing Art Centre’s new residency programme and calls for more of the same from building-based arts organisations.
In the first part of her Negotiating with confidence guide, Rivca Rubin, a trainer-facilitator-mediator, coach and mentor, discusses how structure, attitude, and the ‘power of words’ can facilitate successful negotiations.
In the second part of her guide to negotiations, Rivca Rubin discusses how through active language choices, we can create more satisfied and invigorated negotiations with galleries, organisations and commissioners.
Berlin-based artists Sol Calero, Iman Issa, Jumana Mana, and Agnieszka Polska have released a joint statement strongly criticising the approach of the Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Guidance for organisations on how to shape policy statements on Exhibition Payment. Produced in support of a-n/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide, which calls for organisations to be transparent in their working practices with artists by publishing clear and transparent payment information.
Analysis of data drawn from a-n’s Jobs and opps site over the calendar year of 2016 along with commentary on the current conditions for artists’ practice in the UK.
Artists are often asked to work for free in return for exposure via social media likes and audience praise, so for a recent commission (paid) Alistair Gentry decided to walk around Folkestone dressed in a cliched ‘artist’s costume’ asking other types of worker if they’d do the same. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they weren’t particularly keen.
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.
New York’s W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) has introduced a new automated process for its W.A.G.E. Certification scheme, which aims to publicly recognise nonprofit organisations that meet minimum payment standards for artists.
Talks, tours, seminars, workshops, DIY building, chopping, cooking, eating: just some of the activities undertaken by artists at a-n’s Assembly events throughout May and June 2017. Here we pull together a collection of images from the events in Margate, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and Leeds.
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.