The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations throughout Europe for years. The symposium – organized by the IAA Europe, Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK), the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA) on November 22, 2018 in Brussels – facilitated an exchange on national and regional remuneration models that have already been successfully put into practice. In addition, guidelines and campaigns were presented (programme/pdf).
It was an important goal 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. The IAA Europe Executive Committee will focus on this challenge in the coming years.
Brochure and report
Participants received an extensive brochure with inputs from 12 European countries as well as from the USA, Canada and Australia on national and regional regulations and campaigns for exhibition remuneration to artists. It will soon be extended by a documentation of the symposium.
You can download the brochure here (pdf).
The symposium took part under the patronage of Sabine Verheyen, MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education.
Partners of the event were Culture Action Europe and the German Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung.