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​Are there too many artists?

Annabel Dover Too Many Artists Event 2

This paper used comparative data as a backdrop to a commentary designed to illuminate a discussion on whether there are ‘Too many artists?’, raising a range of issues, questions and (mis)perceptions - in part about the role of artists in life in general and impact of state intervention and arts policy-making in particular.

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Artists’ low income and status are international issues

Even in countries with well-developed fee and pay systems, artists’ low wages remain a problem few are willing to address.

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