STRUCTURALLY F–CKED/ARTIST LEAKS
“We want to find a way for artists to work beyond the idea of ‘taking what you can get’, and to
recognise each other as workers with shared aims as part of a wide-reaching struggle.”
Artist Leaks is an artist-to-artist solidarity project seeking to make information on pay and treatment of artists by publicly funded institutions more transparent. Artist Leaks takes the form of an online open access spreadsheet cataloging what artists have been paid by public institutions in the UK. All of this data has been submitted by artists via the Artist Leaks online form. We think it's in all our interests, as artists, to get a clear understanding of where specific fees fit into wider structures and maintain dynamics of power.
Structurally F–cked is an inquiry into artists’ pay and conditions in the public sector in response to the Artist Leaks data. The Inquiry was commissioned and published by a-n and includes commissioned texts by Lola Olufemi, Juliet Jacques and Jack Ky Tan.
You can download the Inquiry here. Regrettably there have been some issues for screen-readers with the designed PDF so please find the plain-text version available here until this issue has been resolved.
Industria is still collecting responses for Artist Leaks. You can submit your personal experiences through the quick and anonymous online form to help build a resource to strengthen our collective bargaining power as artists and workers.