Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves?

This report focuses on the experiences of a subset of survey respondents who are 30 years of age and older, who ever worked in an arts-related occupation, and who are still active in the labor force. While some critics question the value of an arts school education, our findings reveal that certain activities undertaken during higher education (e.g. building social networks and undertaking arts-based internships) have long-lasting effects on careers.

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