Notes:

- This is a grid that logs work I've done with cultural institutions and spaces since 2017 (the year I graduated from my BA) and fees received.
- It does not include grants, commercial work, side jobs or awards.
- Working for free is fine in my opinion if people involved are working voluntarily.
- There are some categorical differences between for example galleries and publicly funded institutions.
- The amount of days used on each project will surely differ from one person to another.
- 1 day = most of a normal working day (8 hours) is used on the project. I calculate a day per event (talks etc.) because they are usually more time and mind consuming on the day itself than their actual duration.
- The 'costs substracted' field doesn't include own travel and transport costs.
- This is not to expose or criticize individual institutions. Why I started logging the fees was because there are such large and often unexplainable gaps between each institution and each gig in terms of time spent and fees and I wanted to look at the numbers to try and understand the differences better.
- There is clearly a stigma around sharing our experiences with payments and personal finances as artists, and I think we normalize being underpaid/unpaid to the point where our collegues who write budgets aren't always fully aware. Perhaps through sharing more openly, it's possible to get a better grasp on how to fascilitate fair(er), more secure working conditions for cultural workers.
- I would like to see more fascilitators/intermediaries assume that artists need pay as well as covering transport, material costs, travel if required etc. That means being clear about fees and costs from the get-go and fascilitating a dialogue about expectations. I'd like to see more negotiation of budgeting on behalf of artists.
- This grid is inspired by a few different sources, please feel free to adapt it and please share with me if you do.
- I try my best to be precise, however I'm not a book keeper. Should you notice a mistake or something I got wrong I appreciate that you get in touch.
- Ending on a positive note: since I started sharing the fees publically (2020), most invitations I have received included information about fee and budget. This was not the case previously and makes a huge difference.


DATE '20-'22 ORGANIZATION JOB REMUNERATION € PREP/ PROD DAYS INSTALLATION DAYS DAYS PRESENT (TALK, TOUR, EVENT) TRAVEL/ TRANSPORT COVERED? OWN PRODUCTION EXPENSES? NEW WORK? ADDITIONAL NOTES
3.22 - 5.22 Mannheim Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie Festival 250 x 2 venues 3 - - Yes No exhibition space + public space
October 2021 Uncertainty Seminars, Stroom Seminar, talk 300 (600 divided on two) 1 - 1
12.21 - 2.22 ARWE Gallery Group expo - - - - Yes No
November 2021 FOTODOK/Blurring the Lines Group expo 639 10 - - Yes No Yes, modified One year delay due to Covid.
July 21 Mondriaan Prospects at ArtRotterdam Group expo 220 30 2 - Partially Funded by grant recieved in 2019 Yes
June 2021 Documentary Futures, online Seminar, talk 150 1 - - -
3 months between 10.20 and 5.21 Centre National de l'Audiovisuel Residency, production of work, solo exhibition 6000 100 1 - Yes No Yes
March 2021 The Tiny Art Gallery Group expo - 5 - - Yes No Yes run on a voluntary basis
7.5.21 - 30.5.21 Journées photographiques de Bienne (delayed from '20 to '21 due to covid) Group expo 300 3 - - No No No Delayed one year due to Covid. Payment in two halves, one in 20, one in 21.
4.7.21 - 26.9.21 Les Rencontres d'Arles (canceled due to covid) Group expo Uncomfirmed 6 - - No No No
TOTAL EARNED € 8109 164 days € 49,44 per day
'17-'19
18.9.19 IDFA & Melkweg Talk 150 2 - 1 No No No
6.9.19 - 13.10.19 Unseen Group expo (at Melkweg) 500 +/- 30 2 2 No No Yes
29.3.19 - 27.4.19 Pennings Gallery Award show - 2 0 1 Yes Publications x 20 (€ 100) No
12.4.19 - 16.6.19 Bureau Europa Group expo 300 0 0 0 - No No First time I got a contract for lending works out
02.02.19 World Press Photo Talk 200 2 - 1 No No
21.2.18 - 10.03.19 Migrant Journal / Artefact Group expo 150 1 0 0 - No No
01.12.18 - 03.01.19 Lianzhou Photo Group expo 650 3 1 1 Yes No No
23.11.18 Unseen Bookmarket Talk - 2 - 1 No No -
23.11.18 - 23.02.19 FOTODOK Group expo 250 1 2 1 Yes No No
15.11.18-15.01.19 Stroom Expo in lobby ‘opzoek’ 250 (+ 200 material budget) +/- 20 3 0 Yes No Yes
06.07.18 oneacre.online Article + talks on radio & Witte de With 150 8 - 2 Yes No Yes
25.05.18 - 08.07.18 Heden gallery Duo show - 2 2 2 Yes Yes No
19.05.18 - 15.07.18 Stroom Group expo 175 0 1 1 Yes Same material as shown in Milan No
17.04.18 - 23.04.18 Royal Academy of Art (Salone del Mobile) Group expo Each artist charged 250 2 3 3 Shipment of work covered, travel and stay for artists not. Publications x 100, Print and production covered No
14.05.18 - 04.06.18 Krakow Photomonth Group expo - 2 1 1 Yes, through Stroom Covered through Stroom No
04.02.18 - 25.03.18 Zilveren Camera / Museum Hilversum Award show - 2 0 1 No Prints (€250) No
15.02.18 - 23.02.18 ESAD, Valanciennes Group expo 350 0,5 0 0 - No No fee offered up front
23.11.17 Het Nieuwe Instituut Talk - 2 - 1 No - -
07.11.17 - 18.11.17 Blurring the Lines/College of Art, Paris Group expo - 0,5 0 0 No Publications x 20 (€100) No
16.09.17 - 29.10.17 Steenbergen Stipendium/Nederlands Fotomuseum Award show - 2 2 1 No No No
TOTAL EARNED € 4125 148 days € 27,87 per day COSTS SUBSTRACTED € 3325 € 22,46 per day