Money pays for everything.

Also for fair art.

Art is the product of the work of artists.

Artists are entitled to financial compensation for their work.

Responsible commissioners of art engage in fair contract negotiations and pay fair remuneration to the artist.

Consumers of art today are interested in the cost basis of the art experience.

When consumers purchase a ticket to enjoy art, some of the financial proceeds should be channelled back to the artist.

Artists are entitled to earn a livelihood through their artistic work.

Fair remuneration practices ensure that Finland has thriving, high-quality and diverse art.

Visibility does not provide a livelihood. Money does.

The Fair Art Manifesto is campaign that supports fair pay for artists.

The Fair Art Manifesto reflects the reality of the art sector. Artists often earn their livelihoods from multiple sources. Occasional gigs, assignments and invitations to speak are all part of an artist’s work. Often, artists are offered nothing more than visibility for all their work.

The Fair Art Manifesto reminds us that whenever artists are commissioned for their expertise, it constitutes work for which they are entitled to financial compensation.

This website includes links to agreement templates, pay and fee recommendations and guidelines for artists and commissioners of art to help them price work accurately, negotiate agreements and budget events and other assignments realistically. The website focuses primarily on commissions, assignments and gigs, i.e. work that is not covered by collective agreements.

Artists receive commissions for their work because art is valued. The best way to demonstrate that you value their work is to pay fair remuneration to artists.