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Presen­tation for CAMP (Contem­porary Art Membership Plymouth) 13 February 2020 

My doctoral research revealed that if they are to get on’ rather than get by’, artists need continuous access to a specific, nuanced set of inter­re­lated condi­tions. But although in various ways over the last thirty years certain Arts Council England policies intended to improve both artists’ economic and social status, they’ve failed to do so, instead perpet­u­ating assump­tions that artists’ low pay is just how it is’. 

This presen­tation addresses some of the myths about artists’ practices and liveli­hoods before setting out the condi­tions most conducive for supporting the personal and profes­sional lives of many artists over a life-cycle and ending with some radical propo­si­tions for achieving these conditions. 

More infor­mation on CAMP’s programme

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