Collectors interact with artists with integrity and transparency, respecting their views, honoring their independence, recognizing and compensating their work. Collectors never use their power or influence to obtain any undue advantage from the artists, for financial or personal interests.
Collectors always offer to compensate artists for any working time or services they may request (e.g., presentations, texts, help with installation, performances), and reimburse any associated expenses based on the honoraria standards existing in the sector. When purchasing artworks directly from artists, Collectors ensure artists are paid a fair market price and they receive the due proceeds of the transaction with no delay.
Collectors systematically advocate that Institutions make available adequate production resources for artists, that they compensate artists for the artworks shown, for any working time or services the Institutions may request (e.g., presentations, texts, help with installation, performances), and reimburse any associated expenses based on the honoraria standards existing in the sector. In addition, when lending artworks from their collection to Institutions, if the Institutions refuse to comply with the standards in this paragraph, Collectors shall consider refusing to lend the artworks, after consulting the artist.
Collectors do not request from artists, directly or indirectly, gifts, donations, free artworks, artworks below fair market price, or any other benefits. If these benefits are offered by the artists in an unsolicited way, Collectors shall carefully consider the implications and expectations of accepting these benefits. Collectors never request nor accept such benefits when these are connected, or may have the appearance to be connected, to any role they may perform as members of Governance Bodies.
Collectors advise artists only when requested, always in the interest of the artists, and not in their own interest or that of their collection.
Collectors communicate with artists in a manner which is always respectful and transparent, fostering a safe environment for all, systematically avoiding any language or style which is condescending, overpromising, predatory, misleading, or dominating.
Interactions of a personal, romantic, or sexual nature between Collectors and artists are always based on both parties granting free and informed consent. Collectors never use their power and influence to force such interactions to their advantage. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.