Support our Fair Work Contract

The Scottish Artists Union has been working towards launching a Fair Work Contract for our members, sign up to show your support for our campaign to ensure every artist gets paid fairly for the work they do.

The Scottish Artists Union Fair Work Contract will:

- Raise awareness of unfair work practices for members

- Provide legally robust documentation for members when negotiating contracts and pay

- Deliver a means to protect workers’ rights and support fairer work practice

- Promote fair work practice throughout the sector in Scotland by promoting the Fair Work Contract as a standard for the whole visual arts sector

Show your support for our campaign to have all our members use the contract and for all organisations employing visual artists to recognise it.

We know that our membership, visual artists and makers in Scotland, earn on average less than 10k per year and face the challenge of unfair work practices and agreements across the sector. Only 1 in 5 of our members were given a contract for any paid work they did.

The Scottish Artists Union’s Fair Work Contract covers exhibitions, projects, sales and workshop delivery. It’s backed by free or discounted legal services from Thompsons Solicitors, Scotland. Call 08000-810-068 of 30 mins of free legal advice.

Union members receive free Members Liability Insurance cover and the support of the staff, exec and 1300+ union members.

Scottish Artists Union is affiliated to the STUC, who part-funded the development of the Fair Work Contact.


There will be THREE versions of the contract templates for members to use:

- Exhibitions & Projects

- Sales & Commissions

- Workshops & Classes


GOAL: 1,500 signatures

Will you sign?

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