Should visual artists be paid for exhibitions?
Should visual artists be paid for exhibitions and work both in publicly funded not for profit spaces as well as the commercial sector?
Here is a list of considerations that the VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND came up with:
1. Production Costs
Materials and labor to be recharged at cost to venue;
2. Installation fees
where the artists is required by the venue to be present for installation;
3. Project Preparation
projects that are commissioned or that are site specific;
4. Project Planning & Meetings
projects that involve extensive meetings and planning sessions with commissioners and specialists, such as but not exclusive to public art commissions and large scale exhibitions;
this allowance is taken directly from the published civil service rates;
6. Artist’s Talks;
7. Artist’s Workshops;
8. Selection Panels;
9. Interview Panels;
10. Public Art Commission Artist Fees
this is based on a percentage of the overall budget and is calculated on the basis for how much input and work is involved;
11. Artists as Curators
this is based on a percentage of the overall budget and is calculated on the basis for how much input and work is involved. The lower rate is for artists who are simply selecting work, moving progressively to a higher rate as artists may become involved in contract negotiations, shipping arrangements, installation design and support, media management etc;
12. One off “Movie Night” screenings of moving image or “playing” of pre-recorded sound works – based on MPLC fees for 1 -200 Audience;
13. Copyright Fees
to cover continued use of artist copyright materials outside the run of an exhibition or event. This is based on the existing fees covered by IVARO for catalogs; newspapers/magazines; merchandising; and internet.