The Guerrilla Girls, formed in New York in 1985, are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism, racism and inequality within the art world. They have just released the results of their latest investigation into diversity in the art world. The results are part of an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London from 1st October…
Paying Artists aims to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries
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.
Paying Artists consultation session
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…
The gender wage gap
The Norwegian report we reported on several months ago, showed that female artists in Norway have consistently lower incomes than male artists. In a recent Arts Professional salary survey, the gender gap in the arts sector is greater than the national average, despite the fact that women are better educated.
Non payment for writers…
According to the The Bookseller author Philip Pullman has resigned as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival, since the festival does not pay speakers.
‘We Pay Artists’ – campaign in Iceland
The campaign “We pay artists” has started in Iceland. It’s purpose is to improve the working conditions and status of artists. Experienced and educated visual artists do not get paid for their work, this has to change.
The significance of institution in the processes of culture
On 6th November 2015 the Lithuanian Artists‘ Association organised an international conference to explore ‘The Significance of Institution in the Processes of Culture’ to celebrate their 80th anniversary in Vilnius. This event brought together a number of artist representatives that have been involved in the European Artists Rights project to share their experiences of artist working conditions in…
Visual Artists’ Resale Right
Update on the global campaign for a new international treaty on the visual artists’ resale right. The resale right is a fundamental right for authors of graphic and plastic arts. It consists of a small percentage of the resale price that art market professionals pay to them at each resale of their works, be it in…
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.
KRO vs The Swedish Embassy in Japan – Part two
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.