Tag: cultural labour

From plight to might: towards a new arts equilibrium

Arts Professional article introduction

Government and Arts Council England were praised in the Covid19 emergency for fast implementation of ad hoc strategies for financial support for arts and cultural institutions and job retention schemes for salaried staff. Despite the equality and diversity rhetorics of the funded arts, analysis of responses to the DCMS Inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 reveal that individual visual artists who are a vital tranche of the arts workforce will suffer worst unless substantial remedial actions are taken to challenge and disrupt the arts equilibrium.

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Artists' livelihoods: the artists in arts policy conundrum

Susan Jones Zoom

Doctoral research 2015-19 that gathered qualitative evidence from artists in North West England about conducive conditions for pursuing art practices and livelihoods over time. Includes critique of arts policies in England 1985-2015 intended to be supportive of artists and new insights into barriers to sustaining artists' livelihoods in future. Updated 21/01/2020

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