What are working and living conditions like for artists and cultural workers?
Is it possible to earn a living from art? According to this study, over half of professionals perceive difficulties in terms of living off their work, with 60% stating that they earn below 1,500 euros. The most vulnerable group are young artists.
Challenges faced by high culture to attract new audiences in the digital arena
Theatre, opera, classical music, dance… Can digital consumption be an opportunity to attract new audiences to so-called high culture?
The arts and the advancement of the economy and society
What relationship exists between art and economics? We present two books that study the importance of creativity and innovation in the arts, as well as how art contributes to economic development.
"When at-risk youths come into contact with the arts, their academic achievement and their civic and social engagement improve"
To what point does art contribute to social integration? Talking about access to culture under conditions of equality with Sunil Iyengar.
“Culture belongs to the upper classes. It is hard to attract families with lower education levels”
How can the cultural consumption of the new generations, particularly that of families with lower educational levels, be increased? Françoise Benhamou provides some key points in this interview.
“Our children are perfectly at home on YouTube, but they have no idea how a vacuum cleaner works”
José van Dijck reflects on how the major internet platforms are determining how we communicate, buy, and even how we behave.
New forms of cultural participation
Income level influences habits in cultural participation online. What happens in our peer countries?
Amateur artistic practices
Playing an instrument, singing, photography... In 2015, some 14.2% of citizens undertook some amateur artistic activity at least once per week.