artslant
artslant:

New Report Shows Most Artists in the UK Don’t Get Paid
How many artists are starving? In the UK, probably most.
According to figures released today by a new campaign called Paying Artists from a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR Artists Interaction and Representation, most artists in the UK cannot support themselves through their art, are not paid for publicly funded exhibitions, and have to turn down gallery requests that don’t pay.
Here are the exact numbers according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK artists:
71 percent of artists exhibiting in publicly funded galleries received no fee for their work, 59 percent of whom did not even receive payment for their expenses
63 percent of artists have had to turn down requests from galleries to exhibit their work because they cannot afford to do so without pay
57 percent of artists generate less than a quarter of their income through their art
72 percent of artists made less than £10,000 a year from their art practice
Continue Reading… 

Shaan Syed - The Cost of Living 

artslant:

New Report Shows Most Artists in the UK Don’t Get Paid

How many artists are starving? In the UK, probably most.

According to figures released today by a new campaign called Paying Artists from a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR Artists Interaction and Representation, most artists in the UK cannot support themselves through their art, are not paid for publicly funded exhibitions, and have to turn down gallery requests that don’t pay.

Here are the exact numbers according to a survey of more than 1,000 UK artists:

  • 71 percent of artists exhibiting in publicly funded galleries received no fee for their work, 59 percent of whom did not even receive payment for their expenses
  • 63 percent of artists have had to turn down requests from galleries to exhibit their work because they cannot afford to do so without pay
  • 57 percent of artists generate less than a quarter of their income through their art
  • 72 percent of artists made less than £10,000 a year from their art practice

Continue Reading… 

Shaan Syed - The Cost of Living 

nycartscene
nycartscene:

opens tonight, Thurs, May 15, 6-8p:“Rx for Viewing” Grant Foster / Jesse Wine Ana Cristea Gallery, 521 W26th St., NYCa two-person exhibition that brings together the work of London-based artists Grant Foster and Jesse Wine, artists that eschew the contemporary preference toward multi-media and mixed media works. Foster and Wine work unabashedly in one medium: painting and ceramics, respectively. The palpable humor of the works on view, alternatingly mischievous and dark, suggests ambivalence toward contemporary culture, its feigned invocations of morality and the cookie-cutter mentality of digital reproductions. But despite the tone of satire, the works are richly textured, executed delicately, and, ultimately, with a distinct tenderness toward their subject matter.- thru June 9

nycartscene:

opens tonight, Thurs, May 15, 6-8p:

Rx for Viewing
 Grant Foster / Jesse Wine
 
Ana Cristea Gallery, 521 W26th St., NYC

a two-person exhibition that brings together the work of London-based artists Grant Foster and Jesse Wine, artists that eschew the contemporary preference toward multi-media and mixed media works. Foster and Wine work unabashedly in one medium: painting and ceramics, respectively. The palpable humor of the works on view, alternatingly mischievous and dark, suggests ambivalence toward contemporary culture, its feigned invocations of morality and the cookie-cutter mentality of digital reproductions. But despite the tone of satire, the works are richly textured, executed delicately, and, ultimately, with a distinct tenderness toward their subject matter.- thru June 9