This page outlines any awards, prizes, competitions, commissions or callouts which we do not list as opportunities on the NAVA website as there are aspects of the guidelines or terms and conditions which are unfair for artists.
Aspects that may be considered unfair are:
- asking an artist to unnecessarily waive their moral rights
- asking an artist to assign copyright
- asking an artist to licence their work under unnecessary conditions such as in perpetuity or for all entrants to licence their work (rather than those selected for exhibition or an award)
- asking an artist to licence their work for commercial use without payment
- asking for an artist to provide concept drawings for a commission of new work as part of the callout process without payment
- asking for an artist to exhibit work without allowing the work to be sold or payment of an artist fee i.e. payment in exposure
NAVA has contacted the organisers of these callouts outlining the concerns about the guidelines or terms and conditions and how they might be changed to work within best practice. The NAVA Code of Practice is the go-to resource for all such organisers, and NAVA is on hand for advice.
The below is to help artists make informed decisions when choosing to respond to callouts.