Artists’ Livelihoods – Visual Arts Report
A newly-released Arts Council England report finds that portfolio careers are the norm among artists, and that the sector is dominated by women, who earn less from their art practice than men.
Just one third of the money earned by visual artists comes from producing art, and almost seven in ten (68%) artists have to take on additional jobs to make ends meet, a newly-published report by Arts Council England (ACE) reveals.
According to the Livelihoods of Visual Artists data report, artists earn an average of £16,150 each year, of which £6,020 (36%) comes from their art practice. The vast majority (two-thirds) earn less than £5k from their art, with 7% earning more than £20k.
The research also finds evidence of a “significant” gender pay gap in the sector and differences in pay for artists focusing on different mediums.
It reinforces conclusions from previous research that artists are more commonly.
- Category Advocacy
- Posted January 18, 2019