Situation of artists / Arts education

Volume 13 No 9 / February 25, 201525 February 2015

In this issue: Summaries of four reports providing insights into different aspects of the training and work situations of artists in Quebec, Australia, and the United States.


Making It Work: The Education and Employment of Recent Arts Graduates

Arts Research Monitor

Based on three years of surveys of "over 92,000 arts alumni … from 153 institutions – 140 post-secondary institutions and 13 arts high schools”, this report examines the situation of graduates of arts and arts-related programs… View this resource

Artists Report Back

Arts Research Monitor

Using data from two large-scale American surveys, this report examines the situation of the estimated 1.2 million working artists and 2 million arts graduates over 25 years of age.In the report, working artists include “people whose primary ear… View this resource

The longitudinal study of early career artists

Arts Research Monitor

In 2012, the Australia Council surveyed 310 artists who were within the first five years of their careers in order to examine key elements of their career development as well as differences between grant recipients and non-recipients. It is not clear… View this resource

Are Quebec audiovisual artists paid appropriately for their work?

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a survey of 407 French-language audiovisual artists who are members of six Quebec associations, this report examines whether “precariousness has become a normalized part of working conditions in this sector of culture”. Because t… View this resource

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