Substance (missing support)

According to statistics from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) women in the U.S. labor force (working full-year/full-time) earned $0.79 for every dollar men earned. Among artists, the ratio was slightly lower—$0.77. Women who work as visual artists and photographers tend to earn less than their male peers.

“The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) devotes less than 2% of its meager budget to direct grants to individual artists. State arts agencies spend only 3% of their grant dollars on individual artists. The bulk of philanthropy in the arts goes to only 2% of the nation’s arts institutions, who are among those with the largest budgets…Many of those institutions don’t pay the artists whose work they show. Everybody keeps shifting the responsibility of sustaining artists (the real lifeblood of the arts) to some other group; meanwhile, the money keeps finding its way into the coffers of the few who hold the most power and the purse strings.” (Paraphrased quote from this article).


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“...IF WE WERE TRULY NOTHING BUT MEMBERS OF A CONSUMER SOCIETY WE WOULD NO LONGER LIVE IN A WORLD AT ALL WE WOULD SIMPLY BE DRIVEN BY A PROCESS IN WHOSE EVER-RECURRING CYCLES THINGS APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR.” -Hannah Arendt