- Always ask if there is an artist fee. Ask if there is an artist fee before agreeing to participate. Share this resource with others, list on Art$Pay, take a postcard with you to business negotiations to inform and educate.
- Promote peer-to-peer transparency. If it's a group show, find out who the other artists are or contact people who have worked with that institution and inquire as to how or what their negotiations were; likewise, if you're contacted by a culture-producing colleague or peer with questions regarding payment and negotiations, be open, honest and transparent. The old adage that 'knowledge is power' is the truth, and the more we support each other, the stronger our community will be.
- Using Art$Pay sends a message of consciousness, of solidarity to those you work with. It's a simple, useful tool that makes clear the need for renumeration. Spread the word and make it known that you're informed and in support. Together we're stronger!
- Contact us. Art$Pay may be able to assist or advise you.
- Helpful links:
10 Simple Customizable Invoice Templates Every Freelancer Should Use
Invoice Like a Pro: Desgin Examples and Best Practices
Dealing with Clients Who Refuse to Pay
How to Draft a Freelance Contract
Renegotiating the Contract (And Other Tales of Horror)