Paying Artists aims to secure payment for artists who exhibit in publicly-funded galleries

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.

”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


Paying Artists activity update

The Paying Artists Working Group have met to discuss the next steps in developing the Exhibition Payment Guide and a-n attended Jamboree to share best practice for artists on Exhibition Payment Paying Artists Working Group The Paying Artists Working Group reconvened...

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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/AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide.

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