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) – ESP and Public Programmer. 0.6 FTE, £15,000 p/a (£25,000 pro rata)
Annabel Duggleby – Distribution Assistant. 0.8 FTE, £14,040 p/a (£17,550 pro rata – Real Living Wage)
Sahjan Kooner – Operation Assistant. 0.8 FTE, £14,040 p/a (£17,550 pro rata – Real Living Wage)
Zunaira Muzaffar – Casual Assistant. 7 hrs p/wk. Real Living Wage
Lucy Lopez – Associate Researcher, PHD Funded by Birmingham City University
Neisa Reid – Finance Administrator Freelance
Council of Management
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 – Curator & Tutor Curating Contemporary Art, RCA London
Andrea Phillips – Parse Professor of Art, Valand Academy, Gothenburg
Joanne Tatham – Artist, Reader in Contemporary Art, RCA, London
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. We cover other costs – eg travel, installation, transport, production separately.
We are always working to improve the fees we are able to offer and these are a minimum.
SOLO EXHIBITION: Gallery 1- £3000; Gallery 2 – £1000
GROUP EXHIBITION: New work: Gallery 1 – £450; Gallery 2 – £250 Existing work – £150
PERFORMANCE: New work – £250, Existing work – £150
SPEAKER FEE: £150
ESP PROJECT (EG RESIDENCY) DAY RATE : Real Living Wage 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.