With over 14,500 members AIR is now the largest ever membership body for visual artists. Surveyed in 2009, 90% of its members confirmed they wanted AIR to “lead campaigns for increased representation of artists’ concerns to government and policy makers.”
This month’s AIR Podcast is a roll-call for engagement and communication with the new coalition government, and in particular the new Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. AIR’s research has shown that as some 72% of artists are self-employed they have been badly affected by the recession and continued economic downturn. Now more than ever artists need to support one another, and represent their professional needs and concerns to others.
Listen to the Podcast here: AIR Podcast July