“Artists, by the fact they are artists, have power. Artists provide thousands of nonartists with jobs! Examples of nonartists who depend on artists for jobs include art dealers, gallery staffs, curators, museum staffs, arts administrators; grants administrators; critics and journalists; corporate art consultants and advisors; federal, state, and municipal employees, framers; accountants; lawyers; framers; printers; and art suppliers.
“Yet more nonartists than artists make a living from art, and nonartists make more money from art than artists! This inequity exists, as do many others, because artists, the “employees,” individually and collectively have not yet recognized their power.” From How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist ©Caroll Michels 2015.