Paying Artists aims to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries
The Paying Artists Campaign was launched in 2014 in response to the needs of a-n the Artists Information Company’s 23,000 members to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries. In that time, we have consulted nearly 2,000 individuals – artists, curators, funders, arts producers, museums, galleries, local authorities and other public commissioners. There has been great support and willingness from all corners of the sector to help shape and see guidance put into practice.
”We won’t have great artists making significant work in the years to come if we don’t tackle the problem of low or no pay.” Yinka Shonibare MBE

Exhibition Payment Guide

Exhibition Payment is a payment to artists which values their professional contribution to the success of publicly-funded exhibitions. a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide provides sectoral advice for establishing and agreeing exhibition payments for the benefit of the whole sector; for organisations to establish best practice, for artists to sustain their careers and so that audiences can see art that reflects the full spectrum of human experience.


Quick guides – to negotiation, contracts, exhibition agreement, budgets – and other resources provide detail on practical ways to apply the core principles and support implementation of a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide.

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