Public Artists earn $37,000 annually in England

IXIA Public Art Online in Britain has just completed its third annual survey of public art.  A few interesting facts.

Number of Projects in England: 900
England averaged 20 public art projects per million people.

Popular Art Forms:
Social engaged practice and festivals with public art are growing fast with local agencies, and art in architecture remains strong.  Large permanent and temporary sculptures are popular, but declining.

Money:
Over three years between 2011-2013, $280 million was spent on public art in the following proportions:
production costs – 69%
artists’ fees – 13%
salaried posts – 10%
consultants and project management fees – 8%
(Note that artists fee equal around 20% of the cost of producing the art.)

Jobs:
Public artists:  300
Salaried posts:  330
Consultants: 180

Earnings
Artists making her/his primary income from public art:  $37,000 average
Daily rate for artists:  $400-450 per day
Salaried posts:  $58,000
Consultants:  $38,000

Here is the full report from IXIA

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