Platform Beeldende Kunst (PBK) is “a strategic coalition that mobilises existing networks and maps out new connections in order to develop a foundation for joint action and spokesmanship”. The core aims of this platform for visual arts is to both influence political decision making aligned to the desires of existing cultural groups, and to positively…
Artist exhibition fee guidelines – Visarte (Visual Arts Association Switzerland)
Visarte represents the interests of professional visual artists in Switzerland, playing a decisive role in the development of cultural strategies and fighting for their implementation. Visarte Switzerland is the successor organization of the GSMBA (Society of Swiss Painters, Sculptors and Architects) active since 1866 and was founded in 2001. Visarte Schweiz initiated visual artists remuneration guidelines…
New Copenhagen Visual Arts Council demands artists fees
The Council for Visual Artists for the City of Copenhagen (replacing the former Copenhagen Municipality´s Visual Arts Committee) has proposed that any institution applying for exhibition funds will have to include remuneration for artists in all new application budgets. As a newly established organisation in February 2019, this is the Councils’s first formal proposal. Earlier…
A steady stream of good news from WAGE. We receive a regular update from Working Artists and the Greater Economy in New York with information about organisations that are being W.A.G.E. certified across the U.S.
Borgarráð Reykjavíkur samþykkir viðbótarframlag til Listasafns Reykjavíkur
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.
Reykjavík City Council approve additional payments to Reykjavík Art Museum
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…
The first W.A.G.E. Certified museum in the USA & W.A.G.E. Calculator link
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.
Reform for Exhibition Fees in Norway – Pilot Project 2014-2018
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…
Exhibition payment in Norway
In Norway, as in many European countries, artists do not receive payment for preparing and setting up an exhibition. This situation needs to change and the campaign #utstillingsavtalen will hopefully contribute to this.
Iceland – new working group
Earlier this year, SÍM (The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) formed a new working group to prepare the ground for agreements between galleries and exhibiting artists.