NAVA recommends new charter of artist fees

From solo exhibitions to museum shows and public art commissions, NAVA has drafted a new charter of fees for artists and arts workers, and is inviting comment.
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Image courtesy NAVA’s #FairPayForArtists campaign. Image supplied.

Last week the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) released its new recommendations for standard pay and wages, hooking the campaign on the quintessential Aussie saying ‘a fair go’.

The peak visual arts organisation last published a charter of recommended fees in 2017. It noted that the ‘scales of fees and wages for public art, special purpose commissioning, loan fees and arts workers’ salaries initially set out in this Code [of Practice] in the 2004 edition have had an annual CPI increase of 3% applied.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina