Exhibition payment guide for artists and arts organisations

a-n/AIR's Exhibition Payment Guide (attached) provides advice for organisations applying for activity where artists’ work is being presented to the public in exhibitions. From 2017, Arts Council England expect organisations applying for funding to budget for and demonstrate fair payment to artists.

This guidance was developed in consultation with the sector and Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and Arts Council Wales in 2016. 

a-n and its artist advisory council (AIR) launched the Paying Artists Campaign in 2014, supported by research demonstrating the impact on artists of poor payment practice. The Paying Artists Sector Consultation (2014-2016) was delivered by a-n and AIR, with DHA Communications, and collected the views of almost 2,000 individuals from across the sector. The consultation findings shaped this guidance and framework.