Mandated Payment of Fair Artists Fees
  • Petitioned Australian Commonwealth Government

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Australian Commonwealth Government

Mandated Payment of Fair Artists Fees

    1. NAVA Projects Manager
    2. Petition by

      NAVA Projects Manager

We the undersigned, respectfully request the Commonwealth Government to mandate the payment of artists’ fees for the loan or new commissioning of artists’ works for exhibition in public galleries and art spaces.

We request that the payment level be required to accord with arts industry best practice standards as published in the Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector.

In addition, we request that the Government provide adequate additional financial support specified for this purpose, to be allocated through the Australia Council to assist especially small to medium arts organisations to meet this obligation.

We believe that Australian artists deserve to be better respected and appropriately remunerated for the contribution they make to public culture and the public’s enjoyment of their work.

 

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    • Ciel Fuller CARLTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      To activate positive and equitable change.

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    • Helen Crowthe HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe that many artists in this community are underpaid and have not enjoyed the same rights and priveledges as other workers in different professions. They are unable to often get regular contracts for thier work, and rarely have superannuation or other perks that other employment provides. This, as a result, often puts the artist below the poverty line sometimes for extended periods of time. I believe this must change.

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    • Andrew Harper HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      There's a perception that the arts does not contribute adequately to the community in an economic sense; I think fair pay for work and better workplace standards would goa long way toward changing that.

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    • Christine Morrow ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because there is a minimum wage in Australia that applies to everyone except artists

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    • Renee Caulfield BURRUMBUTTOCK, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Support artists

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