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.
Informed through these conversations a-n/AIR has developed a draft Exhibition Fee Framework and Guidance, with Recommendations. The second phase for the campaign is to test the framework and seek constructive feedback that will inform a revised framework to be published later in 2016. Discussion workshops have been organised in a number of UK cities with invited artists – this included a Scottish consultancy in Glasgow in March 2016 which we attended.