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 Cultural Commentary

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?