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Arts world in ‘chronic state of anxiety’, dozens without income

A dim picture has been painted of the welfare of the state's theatrical artists with warnings they are facing burnout, stress and a...

Theatre Network NSW presented the findings of a survey of 201 artists to a forum attended byArts Minister Don Harwin and Australia Council’s chief executive officer Adrian…

  • Linda Morris
  • WAtoday

Almost half of the artists have another job outside the performing arts, the survey showed. More than a third (36.42 per cent) earned less than the minimum wage of $38,500.

Thirteen per cent said they had earned nothing at all from their work in the creative arts in the previous 12 months.

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