Artists’ Rates of Pay 1984-2004

· a-n: The Artists’ Information Company,
01 January 2005, England

Since 1989, a-n has tracked fees and payments offered to artists for art services in the form of residencies and educational workshops. This research was generated in response to artists’ requests for key information that would support their desire to practice professionally and to create sound working relationships with arts organisations employing them. This review analyses particular aspects of the past and current situation for artists’ fees and payments and introduces some issues for artists, employers and policy-makers to consider in the future.