IAA Report, Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe 2018

IAA Report, Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe 2018

International Association of Art – IAA Europe releases the report on the symposium “Exhibition Remuneration Right in Europe“ took place on November 22, 2018, at the premises of the Belgian collecting society Sabam.

It became clear that the issue of exhibition remuneration is an important topic for artists’ associations and initiatives throughout Europe. An exchange took place on national and regional remuneration and fee models that have already been successfully put into practice. Also, current guidelines and campaigns were presented.

The participants are much motivated to make policy and administration at national and EU level aware of the subject of exhibition remuneration and to draw more attention to the “equity gap“ that exists in the visual arts. The newly elected IAA Europe Executive Committee will discuss at its meeting in January how to take on this challenge.


An extensive brochure with inputs from 12 European countries as well as from the USA, Canada and Australia on national/regional regulations and campaigns for exhibition remuneration and fees was provided. It can be downloaded from IAA Europe’s webpage here (pdf). The brochure will shortly be extended by a documentation of the symposium and further national stories (e.g. from GB and Island). We‘ll keep you informed.

The event was organized by the IAA Europe, IGBK, the German collecting society VG Bild-Kunst, and the association European Visual Artists (EVA) and was held 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 GermanInitiative Ausstellungsvergütung.

Source: IAA Europe

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