While writing a Community Art/Arts Education grant for the OAC, I came across the question: “How did you determine and estimate expenses including artist fees? Use arts service organizations or artist union rates, as applicable.”
Buuuuut, community art doesn’t really have an artist union/service organization with formal rates. So I decided to ask around and find out what other artists working in communities/schools are charging to come up with a rough industry standard.
I polled 12 different organizations, unions, companies, arts service organizations and individual arts educators (with a range of experience and formal education), ensuring their anonymity.
These are the rates I uncovered. I hope they can function as a guideline to help others determine their working rates.
Note: most fees include prep/planning time, but don’t include materials.
Let me know if you have any questions/ideas/additions!