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Artists’ Livelihoods Survey

What are the challenges and barriers faced by visual artists in England? How do these barriers prevent artists from realising their aims and developing a sustainable practice? What issues affect artists in different regions, from different backgrounds or across different areas of practice?

Launching today, LADA is a partner in a comprehensive survey into how visual artists in England live and work, part of a new Arts Council England research project that will shape future support and initiatives for artists. 

This is the first comprehensive study in over a decade and your answers will help to build understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by artists and will help ensure there is appropriate support in place for the visual arts sector.

Take part and share your views on the day-to-day realities of being a professional artist and the challenges and barriers you face.

The deadline for responses is Friday 25 March 2016.

The project will draw on existing research and datasets, input from sector stakeholders, as well as conducting focus groups and case studies. It is due to be completed in spring 2016.  The findings will be published later in the year.

Independent research company TBR, working with a-n The Artists Information Company and James Doeser, have been commissioned to deliver the project with a broad range of partners including Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art,AIR, Artists’ Union England, Artquest, Axisweb, Crafts Council, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, The Design and Artists Copyright Society, engage, East Street Arts, Live Art Development Agency, National Federation of Artists’ Studios Providers, The National Society for Education in Art & Design, Space and Voluntary Arts Network.

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