New National Endowment For the Arts “Arts Data Profile” Released–Artists in the Workforce
…a new research resource [is now] available from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Arts Data Profile #31 examines artists in the workforce between 2015-2019. This includes three new research briefs looking at demographic and/or geographic characteristics of artists and arts managers, based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau:
- Artists in the Workforce: Selected Demographic Characteristics Prior to COVID‐19
- State Locations of Artists, by Race and Ethnicity: 2015-2019
- Arts Managers by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: 2015‐2019
You can find full details at arts.gov, as well as an interactive map that for each U.S. state illustrates both counts and location quotients for the total number of artists, and for workers in the following selected artist occupations: architects; arts directors, fine artists, and animators; designers; dancers and choreographers; musicians; actors; entertainers; writers and authors; and photographers.
The data cover the years 2015-2019, providing data just before COVID-19. While it will be a couple of years before we will understand precisely how COVID-19 impacted the demographic make-up and mobility patterns of arts workers, the data provide a baseline. This trio of reports are reflective of the NEA’s five‐year agenda to monitor the state of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the arts.
- Reasearch Briefs
- Data Tables
- Key to Artist Occupations
- Information about the ACS from the U.S. Census Bureau
- Get the Data on NADAC
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