A Good Practice Charter for Artists

Updated: Feb 08, 2020

The inaugural meeting of the working group on A Good Practice Charter for Artists took place at Morrish Solicitors, Leeds between AUE members Ekua Bayunu, Sophie Gibson, Anthony Padgett, Theresa Easton and Paul Collinson Friday 7th February 2020.

Forming this working group is an important step towards regulation in the arts sector that sets out minimum working standards for artists.  It follows in the footsteps of the first working group set up in 2014 made up of new AUE members setting the standards on artists pay.

Our AUE Rates of Pay guidelines are just one of the steps the union works hard to implement in order to create equity for all artists in our sector.

The working group agreed to organise informal consultation sessions on the Charter with artists (members & non-members) in their local areas, consult with the wider creative community including arts organisations, research other similar industrial agreements and standards (nationally or internationally) and bring the findings to the next meeting in Leeds in March 2020 .  If you are a member and would like to contribute to the working group in whatever way you can, email theresa@artistsunionengland.org.uk for further information.


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