Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Susan Jones is a published writer, researcher and consultant on contemporary visual arts matters, at She is a specialist in artists’ livelihoods, professional development and employment patterns, and was Director of a-n The Artists Information Company 1999-2014.

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Saturday, 12 December 2015 17:58

Art, activism and the cultural food chain

Published in Arts & Cultural Policy

Susan Jones outlines how activism can help artists in an age of austerity and widening gaps between rich and poor.

The so-called golden age of arts funding gave way to debilitating austerity, felt particularly by artists who are now at the end of a long food chain, divorced from arts funding and policy decision making. But when did these divisions start, and how can artists use activism to create meaningful change for the future?