Arts Policy 50 – click on image for gallery

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TWELVE: The rent doesn’t pay itself At present, the artist, having finished their schooling, has still to gain experience and has difficulty in obtaining employment. Many turn aside to other types of employment because the life of the artist is too precarious. The so-called golden age of arts funding has given way to debilitating austerity, particularly for artists who find themselves at the end of a long food chain, divorced from arts funding and policy decision making. Susan Jones, 2013 Many well qualified, talented and passionate young people lack the resources to pay their own way through an unpaid internship. Institute for Public Policy Research, 2010

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