Investigator: Joan Jeffri, Columbia University Research Center for Arts and Culture
Population: Artists who applied to a particular fellowship program. Sample is biased toward visual artists.
Identification method: Population identified from statewide applicants to the 1986 Artistís Fellowship Program run by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Sampling procedure: 900 artists randomly selected from 5,636 statewide applicants to the 1986 Artistsí Fellowship Program.
N and Response rate: 62 percent (561 of 900)
Publication: Alper, Neil O., et al. 1996. Artists in the Work Force: Employment and Earnings, 1970-1990. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, Research Report 37. Santa Ana, CA: Seven Locks Press.
Jeffri, J. and R. Greenblatt. 1989. "Between Extremities: The Artists Described". Journal of Arts Management and Law, 19(1): 5-14.
Jeffri, J., R.Greenblatt, and J. Hosie. 1987. "The Artists alone: Work-Related, Human and Social Service Needs." Journal of Arts Management and Law, 17(3): 5-22.
Summary: This study served as the model for Information on Artists (1988). The questionnaire was commissioned by the New York Foundation for the Arts to gather information about the artists that the Foundation serves.