Plymouth College of Art
Thursday, February 13, 2020
06:00 PM
Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT
South West England

A new research study by Susan Jones has revealed that if they are to ‘get on’ rather than ‘get by’, artists need continuous access to a specific, nuanced set of interrelated conditions. But although in various ways over the last thirty years certain Arts Council England policies intended to improve both artists’ economic and social status, they’ve failed to do so, instead perpetuating assumptions that artists’ low pay is just ‘how it is’.

This presentation starts by setting out the optimum contexts for artists to sustain art practices over a life-cycle. It examines what’s been tried before and ends with some bold propositions for how to support and fund artists in future as the only way to achieve the conditions artists need and deserve.

Free for CAMP members and Plymouth College of Art MA students; £3 for non-members.

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