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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 launches the Exhibition Remuneration in Europe: Pay the artist now! Campaign in April 2019.

Brochure and documentation

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. You can download the brochure here (pdf).
The broschure is open for further reports from other countries. Please get in contact with the IAA Europe office (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in case you wish to add anything.

A documentation of the discussions was prepared by IGBK and David Callahan. Please find it ready for download here (pdf).

Also be inspired by presentations of the speakers (pdfs):
IG Bildende Kunst (Austria) – Campainging #ExhibitionRemuneration
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Berlin/Germany) – Berlin Model of Exhibition Remuneration
CARFAC (Canada) – Exhibition Rights in Canada
The Artist’s Association of Finland (Finland) – Towards an exhibition payment system
ADAGP (France) – The Exhibition Right in France
BBK (Netherlands) – Artists Exhibition Remuneration
NBK (Norway) – Exhibition remuneration / exhibition fees
Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Sweden) – The MU-agreement
a-n (UK) – Paying Artists

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.