Exhibition Payment is a payment to artists which values their singular imagination and professional contribution to the success of publicly-funded exhibitions. a-n’s guidance and framework provides sectoral advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public.


Exhibition Payment Guidance

a-n’s Exhibition Payment Guide is the culmination of extensive consultation and testing across the sector. It recommends four core principles for artists and organisations to follow in their working arrangements and a framework to provide clarity around payment. It is a significant milestone in the journey to fair pay for artists.

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“The new Exhibition Payment Guide will mean substantial change for artists when it is embedded across the entire sector as best practice. a-n and Artists Council will work with our 20,000 members to support this, and we’ll establish a new Paying Artists Working Group to work closely with national sector experts to extend and deepen our guidance over the course of the next five years.” Joseph Young, Secretary of a-n’s Artists Council.

Artist-Led Manifesto

This specially commissioned original text and design by artist Dan Thompson, responds to the unique nature and role of artist-led practice and how the Exhibition Payment Guide’s principles can be used in this context.

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