The Easel

What Are the Chances? Success in the Arts in the 21st Century

Long but still interesting. The odds of financial success in the arts are scarily low. If you make it, selling and admin will takes up most of your time. So, should artists try to “live their passion”? “If your only definition [is] getting a solo exhibit at MoMA, chances are pretty low that you will ever achieve it. But if you have different terms for success the odds could improve substantially.”