Visual artists in the UK are regularly expected to develop and exhibit their work without a fee. We don’t think this is right.

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

We believe paying artists for the work they do will mean that, in years to come, we’ll still be able to access quality art which reflects the broadest possible spectrum of human experience.

Whether you’re a gallery visitor, artist, art student, policy maker or run a gallery, please read our report ‘Paying Artists – Securing a future for visual arts in the UK’ and sign up to the campaign.

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“The Arts Council wholeheartedly supports the Paying Artists Campaign,”

Peter Bazalgette, chair, Arts Council England

“We fully support and endorse the Paying Artists Campaign to ensure that artists are paid for their work,”

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63% of artists have had to turn down requests from galleries to exhibit their work because they cannot afford to do so without pay