Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
This article gives an assessment of a research study called “Arts Report Back” done by BFAMFAPhD. The author talks about the imprecise nature of the data collected on arts professionals, and also emphasizes the debt to work ratio for those who graduate with an arts degree which leads many artists to work outside their field of study. The overall tone, is kind of depressing, but interesting. He also mentions the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)’s report: “Making it Work: The Education and Employment of Recent Arts Graduates” at the end as a comparison.
So, as students in an arts management program, I’m curious to know what you think about this assessment. Do you think the author is being nearsighted or is their validity to the arguments?