Artist Earnings Employment Education Diversity

People & Jobs Indicators: Artist Employment

The vibrancy of our region’s arts community stems from the artists who produce cultural programming and content. With its diverse population, a talented and productive workforce, a reasonable cost of living, and good quality of life, Houston has the potential to become a desirable destination for artists seeking a base for personal and artistic growth. More below…

Measuring the conditions of artists’ employment yields valuable insights into the breadth and scope of our region’s arts community. Additionally, this indicator may be used to indirectly gauge the diversity of artistic pursuits occurring in the region. It seems reasonable to assume that the greater the number of artists within a community, the greater the chances of a diversity of artistic disciplines, resulting in a richer, more varied culture.