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How did artists’ livelihoods and practices fare in 2011, a year in which cuts across the arts, further and higher education and the rest of the public sector began to bite? Artists were quick to tell us firstly that there seemed to be less work around to bid for, and secondly that the volume of unremunerated opportunities was growing. But was this actually the case?
This Research paper forms part of a series that looks specifically at the nature and value of openly-advertised work and opportunities for visual and applied artists. Drawing on data published on www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps, this series set out in 2007 to track on an ongoing basis the key categories of awards/fellowships, academic posts, art vacancies, commissions, exhibitions, residencies and competitions/prizes, and by doing so, to identify any trends arising, and provide commentary and contextual evidence and analysis from other related sources, to contribute to arts and cultural consultations and policy. Read on…
Feature, a-n.co.uk April 2012