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Modeled after the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which collects data on people in the US to determine how federal and state funds are distributed each year, the Los Angeles Artist Census will provide much needed statistical information on the quality of life of artists living in Los Angeles. The data will include information like total debt, debt from student loans, monthly income and expenses, and employment status. The objective of collecting this information is to provide both artists and larger art institutions/funders with a clearer picture of what the needs are of artists in our community versus what resources are available. 

Collected data will be compiled, published, and made available to artists and local institutions and can be used as a resource for those who want to push for more funding opportunities for Los Angeles based artists.

This is a socially engaged art project that responds to the rapidly expanding art scene in Los Angeles and the subsequent need for more financial support for individual artists in the city. This project brings attention to the needs of emerging contemporary artists while critiquing and reimagining existing systems of power, through funding, in the art world. This work fosters community and self-empowerment amongst artists whilst creating a public dialog about these issues. This work will directly impact the art communities in Los Angeles by creating a framework to address need.

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