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In con­ver­sa­tion with Art Month­ly’s Chris McCor­ma­ck, Susan Jones con­sid­ers the impli­ca­tions for artists try­ing to make a liv­ing from art prac­tices in an impos­si­ble arts infrastructure”.

Host­ed by Art Month­ly Radio in July 2023, this dis­cus­sion expands on a text in AM July/​August issue that shows how fund­ing mod­els exploit artists’ labour. The dis­cus­sion high­lights how con­tem­po­rary visu­al art infra­struc­tures exac­er­bate artists’ poor eco­nom­ic posi­tion, draw­ing on cur­rent research into arts pol­i­cy’s atti­tudes and approach­es to sup­port­ing artists’ prac­tices since the pan­dem­ic. It ends by posit­ing the struc­tur­al resets’ need­ed to improve artists’ social and eco­nom­ic status.

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