When the economic recession of 2008 hit, it impacted on everything. But how in particular did it affect the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities, and what is the longer-term impact?
a-n’s latest Research paper the Changing face of artists' employment provides an analysis and by raising concerns about how artists’ practice is likely to fare in this next period of “arts austerity”, provides vital evidence and food for thought for all those involved in creating sustainability within arts policy and programming at this time of harsh cuts across arts, public and education sectors.
To read the full report go to http://www.a-n.co.uk/publications/topic/1243436
a-n would be delighted to provide briefings / presentations around this topic at conferences and events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
the key facts seem a little misleading
speaking as some one interested in creating a sustainable society and equal oppertunities for everybody....even the dull and the ignorant have a story .....and as some one who can t see being an artist as a job....but a way of living
also as the arts and culure being essential to the health and well being of the nation as is sport etc
the reliance on public funding can only be counter productive to producing work of real relavance to society at large....
hack painters and semi amateurs the very people institutes and bodies are quick to dismiss contribute quite a lot to the tax system that pays their wages..
there are so many bands in painting , a lot of work by contemporaries in the £10,000-£20,000 price band have been proven to be over priced, while a lot of amateur work in the band up to say £1,000 has slowed right down . sales of old masters such as Rothko , Jasper Johns etc are still rising in the sale room. so there is probably more money being put into the tax system than key facts imply
artists recieving awards and grants through authorities is unsustainable when front line services are being cut.
'56% of work offered ' means nothing compared to the volume of work sold privatly to and from individuals
surely it would be more open to accept the loss of jobs in administration in art councils art schools etc and campain for tax relief , vat reductions, rate relief and vat reductions on comodity bills for the performing arts and artists
not being negative but expressing a point of view though i admire very much what you are trying to do and your concerns
but to me this recesion is a reality check and is creating a very fertile breeding ground for the arts.