2016 hóf SÍM, Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna, herferðina Við borgum myndlistarmönnum. Kjarninn í herferðinni var að fá framlagssamning um greiðslur til listamanna fyrir sýningar sem íslenskar menningarstofnanir setja upp.
All posts in EPR – Exhibition Payment Rights category
Back in 2016 artists in Iceland launched a campaign to promote fair payment for their creative work. The We Pay Visual Artists Campaign was set up through the Association of Icelandic Artists (Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna, SÍM). At the core of the campaign is the Contribution Contract outlining the participation and support of artists in exhibitions drawn up through a working group of Icelandic cultural institutions.
An Icelandic representative was invited to be part of EARight’s original working group discussions on artist payments and a key reference point for the group has been the Swedish MU contract. The MU contract, as discussed at our original workshops, has been the basis of comparable contracts in Norway and Denmark, and has been referred to in the initial research of the Paying Artists campaign in the UK.
EARights continue to follow the good work of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) in The United States. W.A.G.E. Certification was launched in 2014 as a national programme that publicly recognises those nonprofit arts organisations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet W.A.G.E. minimum payment standards – see certification info.
The Norwegian government is currently investigating a reform that aims at paying artists for their work with exhibitions and has the potential to become the biggest investment in the artist economy in the country since the 1970s.
The state pilot project is now under review and it will be decided whether exhibition fees will be a permanent scheme on the state budget from 2019. A reference group consisting of representatives from artist organisations and 24 museums and gallery venues has followed the pilot project and contributed to the evaluation.
Fra Dansk Kunstnerråds Nyhedsbrev: I marts stillede Socialistisk Folkeparti et beslutningsforslag i Folketinget om en udredning af kunstnernes økonomiske vilkår.
Mange skabende og udøvende kunstnere er udfordret økonomisk, men den seneste redegørelse for kunstnernes økonomiske vilkår er fra 1997 – og kan derfor med rette betegnes som forældet. Dansk Kunstnerråd er derfor meget positiv overfor, at der netop er blevet stillet et beslutningsforslag til Folketinget om en udredning af kunstneres sociale og økonomiske forhold. Læs beslutningsforslaget.
In the UK over the last two years a-n and it’s artist advisory group, AIR, have consulted with artists, major public funders and visual arts organisations to create a set of suggested structures to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly funded galleries.
The Paying Artists Campaign was launched two years ago by a-n/AIR with the aim of securing payment for artists when they exhibit in publicly funded galleries.
Over the last 18 months a-n/AIR has consulted a wide range of galleries, museums, exhibition spaces, funders and artists in the UK and learned a great deal about the diversity of the visual arts sector and the variables that affect fee negotiations. The progress and research summaries are available on the Paying Artists website.