The Status of the artist research project
While the current era is one of precarious employment in general, economic precarity in the arts seems particularly acute. The Status of the Artist in Peterborough Project is a partnership between the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) and Precarious: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival, in collaboration with the Trent Community Research Centre. This project aims to better understand the real working situation of local artists. This information will be made publicly available when the project is complete. EC3 and other groups seeking to advance the arguments for support to local artists need information to strengthen their case. This project, which synthesizes information gathered from surveys completed by local artists, will inform proposed strategies to make a difference.