The story of the emergence of a new trade union for artists – Artists’ Union England – is the subject of this edition of CAMEo Cuts.
As a founder member of the Union, artist Angela Kennedy offers an insight into the thinking and organisation that led to the formation of the AUE and outlines the substance of its primary concerns and campaigns. In times of austerity, and with artists struggling to make a fair and decent living, the need for workers’ representation and organising in the arts sector is argued to be ever more necessary and urgent.
CAMEo Cuts #8
CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester 2018