What We're Reading: Artists' precarity is not just about pay

"Staffers in institutions got time, space and money to address fragile business models and secure their futures," said author Susan Jones. "In contrast, exclusive and short-term emergency arts funding schemes for freelance artists failed to address their livelihood needs."

Jones' analyzes how, "the lives and artistic prospects of many artists positively improved in pandemic conditions offers clues to the substantial shifts in arts infrastructures necessary to honour and sustain the talents and vibrancy of the diverse artists’ constituency in future."

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