“We won’t have great artists making significant work in the years to come if we don’t tackle the problem of no or low pay.” Yinka Shonibare MBE
The Paying Artists campaign is dedicated to ensuring that visual artists are paid for exhibiting work in publicly funded galleries, and to highlighting and raising awareness of the need for equality and diversity in the visual arts. Public access to a dynamic and evolving range of great art, which covers the spectrum of human experience, benefits society.
Since its launch in May 2014, the campaign has been creating opportunities for artists, galleries, funders and policy-makers to discuss artists pay through a number of consultations, workshops and round tables. So far the consultation has identified broad support for paying artists, as well as agreement on the difficulties of finding a single, sector-wide solution to exhibition fees considering the varying sizes and capacities of galleries.
You can now take part in an online survey as part of this consultation process to make sure that your views are represented in this discussion. Contribute to the survey here.