economic downturn

Changing face of artists' employment

A new report from A-N, the Artists’ Information Company explores the effect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists' practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity.

Key findings:

  • The impact of the recession on artists' jobs and opportunities on offer was greatest in 2008, when the total value of openly-offered work to artists dropped by 60% on the previous year.
  • In 2009, there was some recovery, with the overall value down only 15% on

Impact of economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London report

University College London Institute of Health Equity has published 'The impact of the economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London’ which was commissioned by the London Health Inequalities Network. The report focuses on the employment, income and housing impacts of the recent government policy changes.

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