℅ Infotour — pay the artist now!

November saw the start of a nationwide information tour by the pay the artist now! initiative. The aim is to provide information on the current status of the fair pay process and, conversely, to gather experiences and voices from the scene on the subject of fair pay in the visual arts. In this way, the interest groups contribute to evaluating and further developing the ongoing process. In cooperation with IG KiKK, the info tour will make a stop at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt/Celovec on January 23 and 24, 2024.

Fair pay in the visual arts
Public panel discussion
January 23, 2024, 6-8 pm

Mag. Andrea Kirchmeir, Kulturabteilung Land Kärnten
Mag. Alexander Gerdanovits, Kulturabteilung Stadt Klagenfurt
Daniel Russegger, Kunstverein Kärnten
Moderated by Elena Stoißer, IG KiKK

The event will be streamed live on Facebook by IG Bildende Kunst.

The public event at Kunstraum Lakeside with a round table discussion including audience participation will once again put the topics of fair pay and fair working conditions in the visual arts up for debate. We ask about the status quo, milestones and hurdles as well as prospects for the future.

Workshop with invited participants
Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 10 am – 2 pm

On the following day, a workshop with invited participants from the independent scene, colleagues from local institutions and representatives of local funding bodies, will be dedicated to practical experience with the IG Bildenden Kunst’s fee guidelines and collect suggestions for improvement to anchor fair payment in the visual arts sector.


The pay the artist now! working group consists of representatives of the IG Bildende Kunst and Tiroler Künstler:innenschaft, which has been working since 2016 to anchor the issues of fair pay and fair working conditions as fundamental to the visual arts. The 2023/24 info tour is being developed by Vasilena Gankovska, Sheri Avraham and Michael Strasser from pay the artist now! After evaluating the data collected and the content developed during the workshops, a larger information event / symposium is planned for fall 2024 in Vienna. The evaluated results of the tour and an outlook for the future will be presented.

Further information:
Recommendations and calculation aids for
fair remuneration for artistic and cultural labour