Funding the Visual Ecology: Modern Art Oxford

Director of Modern Art Oxford Paul Hobson speaks up in the paying artists debate, pledging total commitment to artists’ remuneration Should we pay artists to exhibit in publicly funded galleries? The Paying Artists organisation believes the answer is yes, and has been campaigning to promote artists’ rights to remuneration. Although the campaign’s demands present a … Continue reading Funding the Visual Ecology: Modern Art Oxford

Payment in a Diverse Landscape: Beyond the Gallery

Three Manchester School of Art researchers, Amanda Ravetz, Jack Roberts and Lucy Wright, explain complexities in the relationships between artists’ reputation and remuneration Complex questions surround artists’ engagement and relationship with galleries. What does gallery representation mean for practising artists? Should those exhibiting in galleries be paid? If so, how much and by whom? Why … Continue reading Payment in a Diverse Landscape: Beyond the Gallery

Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

A report on Blake Fall-Conroy’s artwork that performs at the same rate as the world’s lowest pay standards US artist Blake Fall-Conroy’s Minimum Wage Machine is a sculptural installation constructed out of wood, Plexiglas and custom-made electronics. Participants turn a hand-crank that releases pennies at a rate that corresponds with national minimum wages. The machine can be … Continue reading Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress)

Paying Artists: Who is entitled to make our culture?

Julie McCalden speaks up in our ‘paying artists’ debate, exposing underlying issues of class and diversity in arts careers today Talking about paying artists is like opening a can of worms. There are the legal issues around workers’ rights and fair pay practices where artists seem to operate in a grey area. There are the … Continue reading Paying Artists: Who is entitled to make our culture?

Should artists be paid for exhibiting their work?

Our Digital Director Sarah Gillett discusses artists’ payment in light of our evolving economic and cultural climates Over the past 20 years the museum world has undergone a revolution. No longer considered as intimidating echo chambers for dusty academics or a lofty elite, nowadays museums are alive with vibrant education programmes, chirruping tour guides, swathes … Continue reading Should artists be paid for exhibiting their work?