2016 New Orleans Cultural Survey

Scott Hutcheson, Alison Gavrell, Alexandra Miller, Atianna Cordova, and Beth Siegel

Due to the freelance, portfolio, and self-employed nature of most cultural industries, it is better to approach cultural economic policy from the perspective of the individual workers than from the needs and desires of a constructed sector or industries. This study both researched traditional economic data such as the number of cultural jobs in the city, businesses, and earnings and wages, as well as the individual conditions and needs of cultural workers through survey. The research concluded that most cultural workers in the city hold multiple jobs or roles, have a constrained income, and have multi-faceted and complex career paths. Policies should focus on worker trainings in business management and continue to mitigate the effects of recent development through support of affordable housing

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