SYMPOSIUM IN BRUSSELS and DOCUMENTATION
The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations and initiatives throughout Europe for years. The symposium "Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe" took place on November 22, 2018, in Brussels. It presented existing guidelines and campaigns; in addition, an exchange took place on national and regional models that have already been successfully put into practice.
Important goal of the symposium: to make policy and administration aware of the subject of exhibition remuneration at EU level and to draw attention to the "equity gap" that exists in the visual arts.
Participants received an extensive brochure with inputs from 12 European countries as well as from the USA, Canada and Australia on national/regional regulations and campaigns for exhibition remuneration and exhibition fees. You can download it here (pdf).
The brochure will shortly be extended by a concise documentation of the symposium as well as by other country stories – stay posted!
The programme of the symposium is availble here (pdf).
The symposium was organized by the IAA Europe, IGBK, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA). Sabine Verheyen (MEP), Member of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament acted as patroness for the event. Further partners were Culture Action Europe and the German Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung.