Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Artist Report:

There’s one very clear take-away from the latest report released by the collective BFAMFAPhD: people who graduate with arts degrees regularly end up with a lot of debt and incredibly low prospects for earning a living as artists. Or, as they put it in the report, titled Artists Report Back: A National Study on the Lives of Arts Graduates and Working Artists, “the fantasy of future earnings in the arts cannot justify the high cost of degrees.”

Figure showing representation by mutually exclusive race and ethnicity categories. (image via Arts Report Back, BFAMFAPhD, 2014, p. 10)