Friday, July 22, 2011

The Recession's Surprise Survivor: The Arts

I want to share an article about the Arts and jobs:

"The Recession's Surprise Survivor: The Arts: Artists and creative types will experience high growth through 2018, according to new report from the National Endowment for the Arts," by Jared Keller on on July 7, 2011.

"If you can't imagine doing anything outside of the arts, you're in luck. Designers, writers, painters, and other creatives have a surprisingly bright future, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jobs for artists are projected to grow by 11 percent this decade, a bit faster than the overall workforce. The BLS category "artist occupations" is a catch-all for actors, architects, dancers, designers, photographers, and other cultural workers like interpreters and archivists."

Read more.

I really really hope that this is true. I have noticed more Arts jobs being listed on employment sites, and I've also heard from some artists about very large sales of their work, so I do see positive signs. Let's hope it continues.