The Payment Standards section provides a recommended benchmark for fees and wages which can be used to inform negotiations between artists, arts workers and organisations. It also provides recommended standards and conditions, including superannuation, taxation and other allowances.
This section has been drafted by considering the visual arts, craft and design sector as a whole. We have developed a collaborative methodology that aims to balance the value of artists’ work, against the capacity of organisations operating within the context of long-term reductions in funding.
A variety of business and payment models operate in the visual arts, craft and design sectors. This set of minimum recommended fees and wages embraces these variations and offers artists, arts workers and organisations a useful starting point from which they can negotiate fees and wages.
NAVA welcomes responses to the new payment standards. This part of the Code will become stronger and more established the more it is used and adjusted with the input we receive from you. Please use the feedback function to let us know what does, and doesn’t work.