Artists' Livelihoods Survey

Artists' Livelihoods

Published: 22 February 2016

At Axisweb we are committed to supporting artists.  As a partner and member of the Artists' Livelihoods steering group we are encouraging artists to get involved and share their experiences by completing this short survey.

Survey Closed

Survey deadline: Friday 25 March 2016

About Artists' Livelihoods research

Arts Council England has commissioned a new national study, to find out directly from visual artists in England about the economic, social and cultural factors which affect their ability to develop a sustainable practice.

This is the first comprehensive study in over a decade of how visual artists in England live and work.  The project aims to listen to and document the realities of practicing as a visual artist, as well as providing an opportunity to inform future initiatives.  The findings will help to focus support where it is most needed to ensure a resilient and diverse visual arts sector.

Independent research company TBR, working with a-n The Artists Information Company and James Doeser, have been commissioned to deliver the project.

The Artists’ Livelihoods survey is significantly different to most sector surveys in that it has brought together a broad coalition of partners from across the visual arts to shape and support it.

These partners include: Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art,AIR, Artists’ Union England, Artquest, Axisweb, Crafts Council, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, The Design and Artists Copyright Society, engage, East Street Arts, Live Art Development Agency, National Federation of Artists’ Studios Providers, The National Society for Education in Art & Design, Space and Voluntary Arts Network.

 If you have any quesitons or comments on the survey then please send through to Jo Wilson at a-n, [email protected] 

Mark Smith Mark Smith

Executive Director of Axisweb

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