The Art Newspaper | MELANIE GERLIS

The majority of artists in the UK earn less than £5,000 a year after tax and below $10,000 in the US , according to a survey of 1,533 practitioners, conducted this month by the online artist-to-market website Artfinder.

Dubbed the “Artist Income Project”, this first survey of anonymous data across several platforms, including Artfinder, finds “artists are still not paid fairly. Or at all.” All the surveyed artists are described as “independent”, meaning they sell their art directly, rather than through a gallery…read more 

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