D'Art 28: Policies and programs of support for senior artists

Co-hosted by York University, Schulich School of Business,
01 December 2007, International

D'Art research report: Policies and Programs of Support for Senior Artists
D'Art Topics in Arts Policy, no. 28, December 2007
IFACCA and Joyce Zemans

The research, headed by Professor Joyce Zemans of York University, was undertaken at the request of the Canadian Artists’ Heritage Resource Centre Steering Committee. The D'Art report outlines a selection of policies and programs that provide support to senior artists who are experiencing financial difficulty or are no longer able to work. The initiatives, which come from eighteen countries, are classified into six broad types:

pension schemes

multi-year grants

guaranteed income

subsidised housing programs

dancer’s transition centres

grants for senior artists awarded for artistic contribution.