Visual Arts Work is a research project that 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 arts careers and career lifecycles. To do so, the research brings together economic data on artists and arts workers’ careers, alongside new social, policy, and artist led 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. It will take 10-20 minutes to complete, and you're 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 five years.
Before starting the survey, please read the Research Information Sheet carefully. Before deciding whether to take part, you might want to talk about it with a relative, friend, or support worker. You can also complete the survey with their assistance.
If you have any questions before, during or after completing the survey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugenia Lim, performance documentation from The People's Currency (2017), Federation Square, Naarm/Melbourne.
Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for AsiaTOPA 2017. Photo by Zan Wimberley, courtesy of the artist and STATION.