Joseph Young reports on Artquest’s talk about fair pay for artists, finding the media representation of artists and the quality of so-called artistic ‘opportunities’ serious obstacles to real progress on pay.
“Money is the perennial issue,” said director of Artquest Russell Martin in his introduction to the third System Failure event at Block 336 in Brixton. For The money problem: or, how artists could be paid more than £10,000 a year, produced in partnership with a-n and Artists Union England (AUE), he was joined by Paying Artists Regional Advocate Mark Gubb and AUE’s Angela Kennedy. Both panelists offered perspectives on the problem of how (and when) artists get paid.
They began by outlining their approaches to campaigning. Gubb referred to the successes and challenges of the Paying Artists campaign... Keep reading on a-n