Interesting report out of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. The report by Ann Markusen tracks the rampant sector-hopping that constitutes the lives of most working artists.
Says the report:
"Surprisingly large percentages of artists split their arts time among the three sectors. Overall, 39% spend most of their arts time (65% or more) in the commercial sector. Another 19% do no commercial work, and 42% engage part-time in commercial artwork. Smaller shares of artists spend most of their arts time in not-for-profit (public and nonprofit) sector work (29%), and 55% report working part-time in that sector. Only 6% devote most of their art time to the community sector, but 69% work in community arts at least some number of hours." - Andrew Taylor Read more here.