Los Angeles Artist Census addresses the lack of knowledge of the life of working artists in Los Angeles. This research project involves collecting basic financial data on LA-based artists to gain a better understanding of need versus resources-available to artists in the city. The data will include information like total debt, debt from student loans, monthly income and expenses, housing, and employment information. Statistics and data that are collected will be compiled, published, and made available as a public resource. This Spring, a census questionnaire that is co-authored by local artists will be drafted, and the census will be implemented in the Fall. I am proposing a series of public programs and closed discussions at NAVEL that will lead to drafting the LA Artist Census questionnaire.
GOAL: To draft an artist census questionnaire.
IDEAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: Open