Saturday, July 9, 2011

Good News For Artists


From the Huffington Post on arts jobs and the future:

Over the next seven years, job growth in the arts will exceed job growth as a whole, the report states. In fact, according to the report, artistic careers for painters, architects and photographers are expected to increase by 11 percent by 2018, compared to the projected 10 percent total increase in the American labor force.

Due to long-term structural changes, there will be approximately 2,196,100 people working in artist occupations in 2018 compared to 1,977,800 in 2008, the most recent year with data available, according to the report.

Certain arts industries are expected to see especially significant jobs growth. Jobs associated with museums, such as curators, archivists and technicians, are expected to rise 20 percent, or "much faster than average employment growth."

For the full article, click here. Scroll down for a slide show on the ten arts jobs predicted bto be in high demand in the future.

1 comment:

  1. In think that one of the reasons could also be that tehre are also many new revenue streams for artists due to online merchant websites dedicated to artists (eBay, Etsy, giclée printings websites).

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