Following the news of a legal dispute caused by an avoidance to use the MU agreement at the Swedish Embassy in Japan an amicable agreement has been reached.
Canada’s first union agreement for visual artists
CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des artistes Canadiens) and RAAV (Regroupement des artistes Visuels du Quebec) have signed Canada’s first union agreement for visual artists.
MU / the Swedish EPR agreement
In 2009, the Swedish government adopted a new agreement for remuneration to artists for the display of work. The MU agreement – a ‘participation and exhibition remuneration agreement’ – which covers payment to artists for display of work, as a kind of ‘rent’. This is additional to other kinds of financial compensation for an exhibition,…
Other existing EPR structures
Beyond the specific exhibition payment models outlined through the project group countries – in particular the Swedish and Norwegian models – there are also a number of other international structures in place or in development.
Exhibition payment rights – project findings
A brief update on each of the Core Group countries in the the Exhibition Payment Rights project, link to the post about the Swedish MU agreement and links to an outline of the situation in each country. Both the core group and the 2nd group.
KRO vs The Swedish Embassy in Japan
Recent news of a legal dispute caused by an avoidance to use the MU agreement. Five Swedish artists were recently asked to exhibit work at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. Having already bought their tickets from Sweden to Japan they were contacted by the Swedish Embassy to be informed that there was a possibility the…