It's all but impossible to earn a living as a working artist, new report shows


People who graduate with a degree in the Arts generally have to deal with high debt and low prospects for earning a sustainable living as working artists.

That's the big takeaway from a new report from BFAMFAPhD, Artists Report Back: A National Study on the Lives of Arts Graduates and Working Artists [PDF]. The short version: “the fantasy of future earnings in the arts cannot justify the high cost of degrees.”

You can interact with the data used to produce the study here.

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