A visual artist is a professional who is entitled to appropriate compensation for their work.

The Artists’ Association of Finland has compiled guidelines to help visual artists assess the compensation to be paid to them for various artistic tasks, expert tasks, teaching tasks and tasks related to public art. Artists can use the information when they agree on the price and terms of an assignment with an employer or a client. The guidelines may also help clients to estimate reasonable compensation to be paid for different tasks.

The guidelines is being published as a part of The Fair Art Manifesto, a campaign by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, supporting fair pay for artists.

The premise of the guidelines is that a visual artist is always a professional in his or her field when carrying out artistic work or performing tasks that require expert skills. The guidelines can be applied on a situation-by-situation basis: the artist is always responsible for determining the appropriate level of compensation.

Guidelines for pricing visual artist’s work