Artist Fee and Prize Money Increases at Slam

In fact, Vancouver Poetry House increased minimum artist fees for poets at all our events. The fee increases are based on research sponsored by the Canadian Writer’s Union, The Remuneration of Canadian Writers for Literary Works: A Benchmarking Study, Marilyn Burgess and Maria De Rosa, Communications MDR. The findings of Burgess and De Rosa are supported by the work of the Canadian Artists Federation to create national fee schedules. CARFAC Fee Schedule One describes minimum payments for performances (scroll down) and CARFAC Fee Schedule Four describes payments for workshops. Canadian artists are entitled to minimum professional fee payments from any organization that receives funding from the Canada Council of the Arts or the British Columbia Arts Council. Don’t be afraid to ask for payment and a contract.