ARTSLOG (2018-) 

ARTSLOG is an online database made by artists for artists. It logs artists’ experiences of working in the arts in Australia: the payment they receive, the negotiations they participate in and the institutions they engage with. Artists are invited to anonymously log stories to help improve transparency, accountability and working conditions in the sector.

The data collected here forms a picture of the arts sector as it is today from the point of view of artists. It gathers positive, neutral and negative experiences of artists in anecdotal and statistical form. In the process, the ways in which artistic practice is supported can be celebrated and benchmarked. Equally, the behaviours and beliefs that prevent artists’ work from being appropriately valued can be recognised within a systemic framework.

ARTSLOG was initially commissioned as part of State of the Union at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, 24 July – 28 October 2018. The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Go to ARTSLOG website.