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.
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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.
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, such as transport, installation, publication, etc. The agreement makes it clear that all work the artist undertakes at exhibitions – before, during and after the show – is to be governed by a written contract and remunerated outside the framework of the exhibition fee.
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 exhibition would not take place. It is believed that this was because they would have to remunerate the artists according to the MU-agreement, and they had not allowed for this cost in their budget.