JULY 2023 / Building Bridges
Arts Worker Supports – Issue Brief
A summary of the public policies needed to build economic security for arts workers and microbusinesses
We worked with arts advocates to define a policy agenda that supports arts workers and microbusinesses.
In Spring/Summer of 2023, we worked with a voluntary group of arts worker advocates through the Cultural Advocacy Group to identify a set of policies needed to support the economic security of arts workers and microbusinesses. This issue brief is the result of our collective effort.
The brief summarizes the challenges people working in the arts face to access social protections, both as independent workers and microbusinesses, and outlines a series of policy reforms needed to build a safety net for all.
The brief is meant to be a resource for the field, so please feel free to use it in your own advocacy!