Symposium in Brussels November 2018

Symposium on November 22, 2018 in Brussels | 10.00-17.45h in the building of the Belgian collecting society Sabam, Rue d'Arlon 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium,
Organized by Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK), the IAA Europe, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA).
Under the patronage of Sabine Verheyen, MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education.

Further partners were Culture Action Europe and the Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung.

Documentation on the symposium and Brochure with inputs from fourteen countries

Download the extensive summary and documentation on the symposium here (PDF).

Participants also received an extensive brochure with inputs from 12 European countries as well as from the USA and Australia on national and regional regulations and campaigns for exhibition remuneration to artists. You can download the brochure here (PDF).

IAA Europe Campaign on Exhibition Remuneration

Starting April 2019 IAA Europe launches a campaign with its National Committees to advocate fair exhibition remuneration for visual artists all throughout Europe. #paytheartistnow #exhibitionremuneration

Join the campaign and support the goal of a better and fair payment to visual artists all throughout Europe for the exhibition of their artworks!

Find on the website of IAA Europe

  • a position paper by IAA Europe’s Executive Committee on exhibition remuneration in Europe
  • a short information text on the campaign for you and for your team

…and use the handout and documentation for best practice examples when contacting your national and regional stakeholders about exhibition remuneration…

#exhibitionremuneration | #paytheartistnow

Exhibition Remuneration in Europe

The issue of exhibition remuneration has been an important topic for artists' associations throughout Europe for years. At the symposium in Brussels an exchange took place on national and regional remuneration models that have already been successfully put into practice. In addition, current guidelines and campaigns were presented. It was also an important goal to make policy and administration at EU level aware of the subject of exhibition remuneration and to draw attention to the 'equity gap' that exists in the visual arts.

Symposium Program
Event in English

10.00h Welcome Speech

  • Sabine Verheyen MEP, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education

10.15h Opening

  • Urban Pappi, VG Bild-Kunst Germany
  • Vincent van den Eijnde, European Visual Artists
  • Werner Schaub, IGBK Germany / IAA Europe

10.45h Already implemented best practice examples

  • Katarina Jönsson Norling, KRO (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation), MU - The Swedish Participation and Exhibition Remuneration Agreement
  • Nora Gatewood, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, The Berlin Model of Exhibition Remuneration
  • April Britski, CARFAC (Canada), The CARFAC-RAAV Fee Schedule and collective agreements under the Status of the Artist Act
  • Questions, Answers and Discussion

12.00h Coffee Break

12.15h More best practice examples

  • Hilde Tørdal, NBK (Norwegian Visual Artists Association), The Reform for Exhibition Fees in Norway and the Pilot Project 2014-2018
  • Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall, ADAGP (Société des Auteurs dans les Arts Graphiques et Plastiques), The exhibition right in France
  • Loek Schönbeck and Sofia Kapnissi, BBK Netherlands, Convenant Kunstenaarshonoraria: The Dutch model for Artists Exhibition Payment
  • Questions, Answers and Discussion

13.30h Lunch Break

14.30h Legal And Practical Aspects

  • Urban Pappi, VG Bild-Kunst
  • Questions, Answers and Discussion

15.15h Guidelines and Campaigns

  • Teemu Mäki, The Artists’ Association of Finland, Towards an exhibition payment system – the Finnish experience
  • Julie Lomax, a-n (The Artists Information Company), a-n's Exhibition Payment Initiatives and Guidelines in the UK
  • Questions, Answers and Discussion

16.15h Coffee Break

16.30h More Guidelines and Campaigns

  • Christoph Steininger, IG Bildende Kunst Austria, The campaign 'Pay the Artists Now!
  • Questions, Answers and Discussion

17.15h Farewell

  • Concluding thoughts by the organizers

17.30h Reception    

Moderated by Alex Meszmer (Visarte Switzerland and Culture Action Europe), Carola Streul (EVA) and Thomas Weis (IGBK)

Download the program here(PDF).


On November 23, 2018 IAA Europe also held its annual General Assembly in Brussels for delegates and representatives of more than 40 National Committees from all over Europe.


Organized by:
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Events in partnership with:

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The IGBK and its projects are funded by:

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The Symposium' Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe 2018' was co-funded by VG Bild-Kunst.


Exhibition Remuneration in Europe / Photos: © IGBK, 2018

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