Staff portrait 2019 by Ashley Carr
Gavin Wade – Director. Full Time, £41,528 p/a
Ruth Claxton – Associate Director/Creative Director STEAMhouse. 0.4 FTE, EP/0.6 FTE STEAMhouse, £35,016 p/a
Zoë Sawyer – Offsite Curator. 0.8 FTE, £25,000 p/a (£31,250 pro rata)
Ania Bas (Maternity Cover)/Amelia Hawk (Maternity Leave) – EOP and Public Programmer. 0.6 FTE, £15,000 p/a (£25,000 pro rata)
Annabel Duggleby – Distribution Assistant. 0.8 FTE, Real Living Wage £14,508 p/a (£18,135 prorata)
Sahjan Kooner – Operation Assistant. 0.8 FTE, Real Living Wage £14,508 p/a (£18,135 prorata)
Polly Brant – Casual Assistant. 6 hrs p/wk Real Living Wage
Neisa Reid – Finance Administrator, Freelance
Minimum Artists Fees
Without artists galleries are empty. 66% of artists earn £10,000 a year or less, only 3% earn £30,000 or more from their practice (a-n membership survey 2015). We believe Artists are a public good and that the current system, in which the artist is often the lowest paid worker, is not fit for purpose, favours institutions and needs radically rebalancing.
In line with our aims to SUPPORT and CENTRE the Artist, we have an established system of minimum fees. Fees currently represent 25% of gallery programming budgets and reflect the differing scales of our galleries. Fees stated are a minimum amount we would pay. We cover other costs – eg travel, installation, transport, production separately.
We are always working to improve the fees we are able to offer and review our fees policy annually.
SOLO EXHIBITION: Gallery 1 – £3000; Gallery 2 – £1000 + £75 care package
GROUP EXHIBITION: New work: Gallery 1 – £450 + £75 care package; Gallery 2 – £250 + £75 care package. Existing work either gallery – £150
PERFORMANCE: New work – £250. Existing work – £150
SPEAKER FEE: £150
EOP PROJECT (EG RESIDENCY) DAY RATE : Hourly Real Living Wage rate x 7.5
OFFSITE PROJECTS – fees are project dependent but we negotiate them as separate to production costs & aim for them to represent a minimum of 10% of the total project budget.
Company Directors, plus
Bob Ghosh – Director, K4 Architects, Birmingham (Chair)
Professor Jonathan Harris – Head of School of Art, Birmingham City University
Julia Lowe – Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Higgs & Sons
Anna Horton Cremin – Artist, Manchester
Paul McKeown – Director, Forensic Accounting. BDO, Birmingham
Kelly Large– Artist, Curator & Tutor Curating Contemporary Art, RCA, London
Professor Andrea Phillips – BALTIC Professor and Director of the BxNU research institute Northumbria University, Newcastle
Joanne Tatham – Artist, Reader in Contemporary Art, RCA, London
Sumaya Kassim – Writer and Researcher, Birmingham