European Commission Survey on Remuneration for Photographers, Illustrators and Designers

EE-logoThe European Commission have commissioned a study on the remuneration of photographers, illustrators, and designers for the use of their works.

The results of the study are likely to influence the legislative framework and EC policies that govern the remuneration of artists in this sector and this survey gives Irish creators the chance to contribute to the research.

The study, being undertaken by Europe Economics and the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam, will examine the different national rules and mechanisms to ensure photographers, illustrators and designers (‘visual artists’) receive remuneration for the exploitation of their works across a selection of Member States. It will also determine whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist among the Member States affect levels of remuneration.

To do this, they are undertaking an online survey of visual artists in ten European countries. Visual artists are likely to have more detailed knowledge of their own remuneration than anyone else and so it is important for them to gather this information first-hand. The study concerns your activities as self-employed and/or employed visual artists. Other activities such as creation of fine arts and any other activity you are undertaking to make a living are not part of this study.

It should take a maximum of 10 – 15 minutes to complete the survey and the responses are anonymous
Deadline to complete the survey is 30 May 2015
Further information and to take the survey:
ec.europa.eu

 

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