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Artists in Greater Manchester


Images, Charts, Tables and Text Š 2014 Alison Slater.

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Cultural Engagement Fund.

Artists in Greater Manchester,


Contents 1 2 4 6 8 Career Stages

11 16 21 24

Final Thoughts 30

Acknowledgements


Introduction There is no current measure of the number of artists in Greater Manchester.

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See Slater, A.,

The Artists in Greater Manchester CPD: towards a

MIRIAD, MMU and

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Research Methods Consultancy

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For more

Survey Design, Launch and Distribution

www.axisweb.org.

using

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Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Sage,

While Artists in Greater Manchester

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Where Artists Live The total number of participants during the period of analysis was 515 artists.

living and/or working in Greater Manchester.

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4 (See Chart 1)

(See Table 1)

Wigan and

Cheshire East

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Rochdale

Bury

(3.6%; 18 Ps)

(4.2%; 21 Ps)

Bolton (5%; 25 Ps)

Oldham (1.8%; 9 Ps)

Wigan (3.6%; 18 Ps)

Salford (9.8%; 49 Ps)

Tameside (3.4%; 17 Ps)

M/cr (46.1%; 231 Ps)

Trafford (9.2%; 46 Ps)

Living outside GM

Stockport

(8.4%; 42 Ps)

(5%; 25 Ps)

Chart 1: Artists living in Greater Manchester (GM)

Residential LA

No. of Ps

Calderdale Cheshire East

12

Cheshire West

1

Preston

Residential LA

No. of Ps

Rossendale

3

South Ribble

1 1

1

St Helens

2

Warrington

1

2

1

2

1

2

Wirral

1

1

Total

42

Table 1: Artists living outside Greater Manchester

8.4%


Where Artists Work work 6

6

The 82 artists who

although the

(See Chart 2)

(See Table 2)

Rochdale

Bury Bolton

(3.2%; 16 Ps)

(2.8%; 14 Ps)

(3.4%; 17 Ps)

Oldham (1%; 5 Ps)

Wigan (3.2%; 16 Ps)

Salford (12.8%; 64 Ps)

Tameside M/cr

(2.4%; 12 Ps)

(42.5%; 213 Ps)

Various/Locations Across GM (3.6%; 18 Ps)

Trafford (5%; 25 Ps)

Stockport (3.8%; 19 Ps)

Do not work as an artist in GM (16.4%; 82 Ps)

Chart 2: Artists working in Greater Manchester (GM)

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Wigan

Outside GM

Trafford

Tameside

Stockport

Salford

Rochdale

Oldham

Manchester

LA & Organisations

Bury

Bolton

Residential LA

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1

Total

Bolton 2 3

1

2 6

Bury Manchester 1

1 1

1

1

4 1 Mirabel Studios Rogue Studios

1

1

18 2

4

2

4 1 3

1

Phoenix House (Studios)

8 2 5 4 12 6 35 2 5

Oldham Rochdale 3

1

4

1 1 2 1

6 5 13 5 6

Salford sites)

2 1

1 Islington Mill Suite Studios

2

1

1 1 2

1 2

1

3 1

2

1

1

Tameside Woodend Mill (Studios)

1

2

3

Trafford Wigan Cross Street Arts Total (GM)

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2

66

1

4

13

4

4

11

3

2

5

4

17

134

Table 2: Organisations where Artists work in Greater Manchester


Becoming an Artist

time when an artist chooses to call themselves an artist.

(See Table 3)

Age became an artist (in years)

Age not stated

No. of Ps

118

238

34

4

3

42

24

4

1

13

8

1

4

1

1

Current Career Stage

%

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Emerging

3

Mid-Career

3 1

Established None of the Above/Other

136

2

3

6

24

24

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Arts Education (See Chart 3)

88.2% of the artists (442 Ps) had at least one formal

9.4% (47 Ps) were self-taught or informally trained


32 different routes through (or avoiding) formal arts education routes beyond compulsory education were reported.

(See Chart 4)

Exit (highest arts

Entry (no previous formal

PhD

Entry (no previous formal

Exit (highest arts

MA

Entry (no previous formal

Exit (highest arts

Entry (no previous formal

Exit (highest arts

Entry (no previous formal

Exit (highest arts

Entry (no previous formal

Exit (highest arts

Foundation

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Career Stages

Chart 5: Career Stages of Artists in Greater Manchester

artists in the Artists in Greater Manchester students.

(See Table 4)

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Base

21 Oldham

4a. Emerging

4b. Mid-Career

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11

4

1

4

1

0

4

13

32

3

2

2

8

2

4

3

4

11

11 Tameside

Wigan

Total

4d. None/Other

4

231 18

4c. Established

2

3

1

46

26

18

10

4

2

2

42

16

14

6

6

297

6

59%

93

19%

37

7%

74

15%

Table 4: Career stages of Artists in Greater Manchester by LA

Only the youngest participants reported any relationship

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also demonstrate

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The Guardian

The Guardian,

and conservative attitude. For some years – and this trend is

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Morris

to cultivate the art

Money Matters,

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Money Matters: The dynamics of the contemporary

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While the

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16,300 AIR

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Money Matters: The dynamics of the contemporary

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Earning a living from their arts practice; 73.5% (368 Ps) did not make their primary income from their arts practice. (See Chart 6)

Chart 6: Making money from art

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while others might disagree. 16

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related.


(See Table 6)

(6g.).(See Table 6)


Career Stage

Primary Income from Arts Practice

Primary Income not from Arts Practice

41

241

Prefer not to say

Base

Emerging Mid-Career

4

Established

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None of the Above/Other

1

12

Total

21.6%

368

73.5%

25

5%

Table 5: Making Money from Art and Career Stage

Base Response to Q.6

Ps

6a. Yes

113

6b. I cannot remember

121

%

Ps

%

61

38

6

6d. No, art is my hobby not a career I aspire to

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6e. No, art is not my primary occupation but I would like it to be

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6f. No, art not my primary occupation but it is related to my primary occupation

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2

Total

21.6%

Primary Income from Arts Practice

BA

Base

Ps

46

6

%

226 2

PG Diploma

8

MA

126

28

PhD

12

1

Self-Taught

4 12

6

currently a student Total

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Making Primary Income from Arts Practice

21.6%


Areas of Practice

Chart 7: Areas of Practice


3D Modelling Analogue Media Multi Media (2) Painting (3)

Cultural Programming

Drawing (4) Tattoo Art (2) Fashion (3) Theatre (3) Various (2) Illustration (22)

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Visual Art


Groups, Networks & Collectives

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The list below is based on the 16

mentioned below,

(4)

All Areas

Art With A Heart (2) Artists and Illustrators (2)

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Cornerhouse Islington Mill (12)

Cross Street Arts, Wigan (8)

Emerging Dreamers Meeting State Metanoia (2) Middleton Tattoo Studio MIRIAD, MMU (3)

Fred Aldous

h

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esign


Ohh deer Sugared Mud TATE (2)

Parlour Press

The Art The Artsroom, Oldham

The Penthouse (2) POST Artists

Third Floor Studios (3)

Ultimate H

Rise Art

Shudehill Studio

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Evaluation

less than 20 minutes.

Survey Distribution

media.(See Chart 8)

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For more about RDS and RDSAT, see:

(2012).


Participation

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Four

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2011 Census: Key Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales,

establishment institutions.

Artists in Greater Manchester

This earlier

CPD: towards a

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to cultivate the art 20

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in The Visual Arts Blueprint : A Development Plan for Visual Arts in the UK

were based in England.22

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numbers. The Artists

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(2013).

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Ecology of the Visual Arts and 28

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(2013) Ecology of the Visual Arts The Artists

2011 was

residents in

2011 Census: Usual resident

authorities in England and

Developing Artistic Talent in Greater Manchester

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in Greater Manchester

The Artists 30

See Slater, A.,

MIRIAD, MMU and

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Final Thoughts


Bibliography

www.axisweb.org

The ,

Qualitative Communication Research Methods

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online:

(2013).

The Guardian,

www.guard

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