Critical Writing Index

Artists paint bleak picture but cheer guaranteed income

by Stephen Godfrey

The Globe and Mail, June 6, 1986

This article discusses a conference/symposium held in Vancouver on the idea of a guaranteed income for artists. Patterns that emerged from the various speakers at the talks "included a strong distrust of corporations as a reliable means of art support; a frustration by many artists with the necessity of belonging to an artists organization in order to get government support; and the importance of government grants and bursaries because of the negligible income artists make from selling their work."

ITEM 1986.082 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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