Situation of artists

Volume 9 No 6 / December 8, 20108 December 2010

In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined the working lives and financial situation of artists, including reports on multiple job-holding of artists, the situation of elder artists, social and income security for creative workers, as well as artists’ work patterns in commercial, non-profit and community-based settings.


Crossover: How Artists Build Careers across Commercial, Nonprofit and Community Work

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey and interviews with artists in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this report examines artists’ work patterns in three separate but related spheres: the commercial sector, the non-profit sector, and the community sector. After providing… View this resource

Work Flows and Flexicurity

Arts Research Monitor

A follow-up to a report on a potential policy framework for the creative labour force (From Economy to Ecology), this report argues that “the key to promoting the sector … is a framework that contains rules for creative labour processes and offers… View this resource

Situation and Needs of Senior Artists in Canada

Arts Research Monitor

In 2006, a group of artists’ associations and individuals came together to attempt to respond to the challenges facing Canada’s professional senior artists. With the intention of developing programs and services to help alleviate these challenges, th… View this resource

Creative Adaptation: Hybrid Careers of Prince Edward Island Artists

Arts Research Monitor

Recognizing that there is a lack of “specific information or research on the multiple job-holding of artists”, this report explores the different types of engagement that artists have in the cultural sector as well as the relationship between artisti… View this resource

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