As more artists are pushed out of their homes by the eviction crisis, the risks they face to the artistic community are being highlighted in a new report from the American Society of Arts and Design.
According to the report, which examines the state of art in America, the decline of the art community is a result of the destruction of their livelihoods.
“Artists have been disappearing,” said John C. McDonough, senior director for public policy and strategy at the ASCD.
“The loss of a livelihood is the worst thing you can do to the arts.”
McDonough noted that artists were not always the first ones to disappear.
In the 1800s, artists who were pioneers of the avant-garde such as Claude Monet were often murdered in their homes, or simply left to rot.
In the last century, the art world has become more reliant on technology and social media to communicate and promote its work.
The report notes that this is putting artists at risk, as it means that artists can no longer get their work out to the public.
“The destruction of a business is a death sentence for a business,” McDonrough told Al Jazeera.
“We are talking about losing artists in their studios.
They’ve lost their livelihood.
If you’re a major artist, it’s a serious thing.
You’re losing a large portion of your income.
We are talking death and destruction.”
McDuffney said the artists are left with nothing to sell or to pay their rent.
And that in turn means they’re no longer able to afford to pay rent on their home.
“That means artists are going to have to rely on the government for the money they need to rent out their studio, which means that they’re going to need to be working in temporary housing,” he said.
McDonuff said the artist community has a huge impact on the cultural fabric of the country.
“When artists are gone, they have a significant impact on that, which is that it’s harder to come up with new ideas, to come out with new art, to develop new works, to have a new generation of artists,” he added.
“They’re not just going to be there forever, they’re not going to just be in the world forever.
They’re going be out there for a long time.
The artists in the report have a lot to lose, as the art scene has become so dependent on digital technology that it has become impossible for artists to maintain a presence.”
According to McDonaugh, artists are also increasingly struggling to maintain the quality of their work, especially when the number of artists is falling.””
So, it will be really hard for artists.”
According to McDonaugh, artists are also increasingly struggling to maintain the quality of their work, especially when the number of artists is falling.
“A lot of artists who are really talented are struggling to get their art out there,” he explained.
“You can see it in the decline in the number and the quality.
You see it with the decline and the lack of diversity.
You know, I think that’s why we’ve seen the disappearance of so many great artists.
They didn’t make it.
They were not in the same space.”