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

We found 71% of artists were not receiving payment for exhibiting in publicly funded galleries. Two years after launching our campaign, and after extensive consultation and testing, Exhibition Payment Guide has now been published to support fair payment for artists. About the Campaign

Exhibition Payment Guide

Exhibition Payment is a payment to artists which values their singular imagination and professional contribution to the success of publicly-funded exhibitions.

a-n/AIR’s brand new guidance and framework provides sectoral advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public.

The culmination of extensive consultation and testing across the sector. It is a significant milestone in the journey to fair pay for artists.

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”It's only fair that artists should be paid for their work, when everyone else in the room is being paid for their time.” Jeremy Deller



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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