Through its strategy, Making Great Art Work, the Arts Council is committed to improving
artists living and working conditions.
In publishing this policy — Paying the Artist — we build on that commitment by setting out a vision and plan to create change over the period 2020–2022.
We seek to create an environment in which artists can make work of excellence and ambition and be remunerated appropriately.
The policy expresses our commitment and position in terms of core values. It provides a set of best-practice principles for all those working in the arts to aspire to. It asserts our expectations of those we fund, of those we work with and of ourselves.
It says what we will do by setting out a series of actions we will undertake across the areas of research, developmental activities, funding related requirements and advocacy.
Implementation Plan - Revised and Updated 2021
The Paying the Artist Policy was launched and in February 2020. The published policy included an Implementation Plan setting out actions and deliverables over the 3-year period 2020 – 2022. However, progress against the plan was significantly held up
The Implementation Plan was revised and updated in 2021
Download the revised and updated Implementation Plan here.