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Multiple job-holding and artistic careers: some empirical evidence

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Abstract:

This article focuses attention on a somewhat overlooked component of the career portfolios of practising professional artists, namely their non-arts work. Although it is widely known that artists hold multiple jobs for a variety of reasons, there is little information on which jobs artists take on, whether they can make use of their creative skills in these jobs and how far artists doing non-arts work are different from artists who don't. We focus on two aspects of artists' non-arts work. First, we consider artists' working patterns in non-arts areas in general, looking particularly at the factors that influence artists to take on work outside the arts. Second, we analyse the extent to which artists are able to apply their creative skills in industries beyond the core arts, interpreting these results in the context of the concentric circles model of the cultural industries. Data used in this article are derived from the authors' recently completed survey of practising professional artists in Australia.

Keywords: careers of professional artists; concentric circles model of the cultural industries; multiple job-holding; non-arts work; portfolio careers

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09548963.2011.540809

Affiliations: Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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