#FairPayforArtists by NAVA
On 31 January 2017, NAVA launched its #FairPayForArtists campaign, asking people who care about ensuring the viability of artists' careers, to sign a petition calling for a new allocation by the federal government of $5 million a year to enable the payment of artists' fees by underfunded public galleries, at least at the standard rate listed in the industry's code of practice.
Based on the evidence revealed by NAVA's 2016 survey of art industry practices around the country, NAVA has renewed its campaign to gain recognition of a group of rights for artists and other art professionals. This includes artists’ fees, superannuation for artists and art workers and a pension supplement to be paid when artists' incomes drop below the poverty level.
The success of this campaign will substantially contribute to ensuring that artists can have sustainable careers over their lifetime, and thus enable the community as a whole to enjoy access to contemporary Australian visual culture.
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Until March 2017, NAVA will be seeking signatories to a petition calling for the Federal Government to allocate $5 million a year to be paid out to underfunded galleries to assist them to meet industry standards in paying artists fees.
This petition will then be delivered to the Arts Minister, Senator Mitch Fifield and copies provided to other political parties.
Meetings will be held with politicians in all political parties with responsibility for arts policy, seeking their support for this proposal. It is already written into the Australian Greens’ arts policy. NAVA will organise delegations of representatives to attend these meetings.