Artists Prospering!

cover of the Artists Prospering report, cropped to show photo of two artists (a Black man and Asian woman) seated and engaged in consultation in an airy, light-filled studio.A report on artists, their needs, and how we will disrupt the scarcity mindset

OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: Click here for the report with a 2-page addendum (PDF, 19 pages).

In the summer of 2019 we circulated a nationwide survey in order to inform The Field's Vision: our next phase of tools and services designed to help artists to lead full, prosperous lives. Approximately 700 artists responded, telling us about their art-making, their needs, and their priorities - both personal and professional. Artists Prospering! highlights what we learned and what we are doing with this information as we build out The Field's Vision. (Learn more about our Vision.)

Artists Prospering! research was conducted by a former Arts Management Fellow who specializes in arts research and analysis. A huge thank you to all the artists and partner organizations who participated in this work. 

Survey Partners: Alliance of Artists Communities, Alternate Roots, ArtistU, Asian American Arts Alliance, C4, Dance/NYC, First Peoples Fund, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Harlem Arts Alliance, Hunter College, Kickstarter, Latinx Theatre Commons, MAP Fund, NALAC, Milwaukee Field, NY Women in Film and Television, PDX The Field, Springboard for the Arts, Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC), and Queens College. 


Artists Prospering! is generously supported by funding from the New York Community Trust.

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