On Thursday 22 November, a symposium on the Exhibition Remuneration right in Europe took place in Brussels. EVA co-organised it with IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste), IAA-Europe and VG Bild-Kunst. Upon initiative of IGBK, the symposium aimed at opening up the debate on this neglected artists’ right at European level. Remuneration rights for artists when exposing their works in public are misregarded in many countries and even where they aren’t, remuneration and conditions may still not be fair. This symposium was therefore organised to respond both to the need to good and bad practices on Exhibition remuneration rights across countries and to call visual artists to stick to together in answering to this common challenge.

The symposium gathered around 60 experts from all over Europe and beyond for one day full of discussions. Based on the input of speakers and other case studies, an handout with an analyses of practices and challenges in 14 countries was published by IGBK.

The speakers:

Werner Schaub, IGBK Germany / IAA Europe

Vincent van den Eijnde, European Visual Artists, President

Katarina Jönsson Norling, KRO (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation – Sweden)

Nora Gatewood, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

April Britski, CARFAC (Canada)

Hilde Tørdal, NBK (Norwegian Visual Artists Association)

Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall, ADAGP (Société des Auteurs dans les Arts Graphiques et Plastiques – France)

Loek Schönbeck and Sofia Kapnissi, BBK Netherlands

Teemu Mäki, The Artists’ Association of Finland

Julie Lomax, a-n (The Artists Information Company)

Christoph Steininger, IG Bildende Kunst Austria


Thomas Weis, IGBK

Carola Streul, EVA

Alex Meszmer, Visarte Switzerland and Culture Action Europe

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Exhibition Remuneration handout