Artists in a Year of Recession: Impact on Jobs in 2008
NEA Research Note #97
IssueSituation of artists
Using unpublished labour statistics, this report finds that artists have particularly “high unemployment rates and discouraging job prospects” in the U.S. during the current recession. Among the negative statistics:
The report notes that, in February, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which, among many other items, includes an additional $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts “to support the preservation of jobs in the nonprofit arts sector”.