Australian artists and arts workers are invited to participate in a research project about the visual arts sector in Australia.
Visual Arts Work aims to strengthen the sustainability of the Australian visual art industry. We know incomes are low for artists and arts workers and this research seeks to develop a clearer understanding of the diversity of artist careers and career lifecycles. To do so, the research brings together economic data on artists and arts workers’ careers, alongside new social and policy research to address the question of why incomes are declining and what we can do to improve economic conditions in the sector.
This survey is open to all who identify as artists and/or arts workers in the Australian visual arts industry. The survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete and you are welcome to stop at any time. Your data will not be identifiable as we are not collecting name or contact details. All data will be destroyed after 5 years.
Visual Arts Work is an Australian Research Council Linkage project led by researchers from RMIT University and The University of Melbourne, and industry partners the National Association of the Visual Arts (NAVA), and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA).
Image: Eugenia Lim, ‘The People’s Currency’ (2017), Federation Square, Naarm/Melbourne, commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for AsiaTOPA, photo by Zan Wimberley, courtesy of the artist and STATION.