The 2018 ArtsPay survey has been designed to give employees, freelance workers, artists and business owner-managers the chance to contribute to an ongoing research programme through which the realities of pay in the arts and cultural sector can be better understood.

  • For you as an individual, they reveal whether you’re being paid in line with sector norms, and what you might earn in a more senior role.
  • They help organisations set realistic pay levels that will attract potential workers, and understand what they might need to do to retain experienced workers.
  • For policy-makers, they will provide a benchmark against pay levels in other sectors, and shine a light on pay discrimination.
  • And for freelances, they will help you assess the level of fees being charged in the sector, and whether you are making the most from your pitches for work

The survey has now closed and the findings are being reported in ArtsProfessional news. A round-up report will be published in the first quarter of 2019. In the meanwhile, you can read the articles that follow:

EXCLUSIVE: Gender gap dominates latest arts pay figures

Class influences career entry but not career progression, research finds

Pay crisis builds as arts workers struggle to make ends meet

Exploitation rife as unpaid work subsidises the arts

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