10 Optimistic Facts and Statistics about the Art Industry in 2017

If you’ve ever thought about becoming an artist, then you might find yourself worrying about what your future could potentially look like. You obviously don’t want to become the cliche starving artist.

Or maybe you have a child or friend that is considering an education or career in the arts, and you’re worried about their financial prospects or job security.

Well, your concerns aren’t unusual, but are they entirely necessary?

Probably not

Unfortunately, the art industry often gets a bad rap.

Contrary to popular belief, arts and culture are major economic drivers, especially in 2017!

So the next time you find yourself defending the value of the arts in society, watch this video and check out some of the sources below for some optimistic facts and statistics about the industry!

SNAAP 2014 Annual Report: Making it Work
Facts and Figures on the Creative Economy, The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The Arts and Economic Growth, National Endowment for the Arts
The State of Create Global Benchmark Study, Adobe.com
2010 IBM Global CEO Study, IBM
Artists and Workers in the United States, National Endowment for the Arts
ArtTactic Global Art Market Outlook’s 2017 Art Market Growth Projections, Artsy.net
Art Historian, Victoria Coates, has been appointed to the Trump Administration’s National Security Council, Artsy.net

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