24 September 2021 in Helsinki and per Zoom

The "Fair Pay for Artists: Exhibition Payment" Symposium of IAA Europe took place on Friday 24 September 2021 in Helsinki and via Zoom.

The event was hosted together with the Artists’ Association of Finland and the british organization a-n The Artists Information Company.

Fair Pay for Artists Symposium

More details on the websites of A-N and the Artists' Association of Finland.

Speakers from the US, UK, Netherlands and Finland shared examples of different exhibition remuneration models for visual artists, provide concrete tools for advocacy work and offer experience and insight into the visual arts industry as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reports and Documentation

On the website of the Artists Association of Finland, you will find a recording of the conference as well as the speakers' slides.

Read a report about the symposium here by the Swedish National Committee of IAA Konstnärernas Riksorganisation.

Also, one of the panelists, MP Hilkka Kemppi wrote about the exhibition payment model and the symposium in a Finnish newspaper here.


Programm Exhibition Payment Symposium

Friday 24 September 2021, Helsinki
Local Finnish time, EEST

10.00–10.15 (09.00h CET)
Welcoming words: Julie Lomax, CEO, a-n The Artists Information Company

10.15–10.30 (09.15h CET)
Opening speech: Antti Kurvinen, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland

10.30–11.15 (09.30h CET)
How will artists get paid in the future? The rising importanceof getting commercial income not only from selling art, but also from presenting art: Teemu Mäki, Chairman, The Artists’ Association of Finland

11.15–12.00 (10.15h CET)
Kunstenaarshonorarium – the exhibition payment model in the Netherlands: Rune Peitersen, Platform BK

12.00–13.00 (12.00h CET)

13.00–13.45 (12.00h CET)
Our collaborative working strategies, within the individual institutional, survival model: Jane & Louise Wilson, Newcastle University

13.45–14.00 (12.45h CET)

14.00–14.45 (13.00h CET)
Panel discussion: Implementation of the exhibitionpayment model in Finland as a political process.

  • Henri Terho, Special Advisor, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
  • Sakarias Sokka, Researcher, Cupore - Center for Cultural Policy Research
  • Paula Risikko, Chairperson, Education and Culture Committee of the Finnish Parliament
  • Moderator Annukka Vähäsöyrinki, Director, The Artists’ Association of Finland

14.45–15.30 (13.45h CET)
A representative from W.A.G.E

15.30 (14.30h CET)

Closing words

The event is hosted by Laura Boxberg, Head of Communications at Frame Contemporary Art Finland


Exhibition Remuneration in Europe 2018

Already in 2018 IAA Europe had organized a symposium on the issue in Brussels. You will find more information and the accompanying extensive handout for the symposium with reports from eleven different countries here.

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