Investigator: Paula Karhunen, Research and Information Unit of the Arts Council of Finland
Population: Theatre artists (actors, directors, dramaturgists, light and sound designers, and dancers)
Identification method: Graduates of the Finnish Theatre Academy between 1979 and 1992 and the actor’s Training Department at University of Tampere between 1977-1991.
Sampling procedure: Unavailable in works reviewed.
N and Response rate: 54 percent (388 of 718)
Publications: Karhunen, P. 1996. "The Interaction between Artists’ Professional Training and Employment in the Field of Finnish Theatre." Journal of Cultural Economics 20: 165-175.
Karhunen, P. 1993. Nayttamotaieteilija Suomessa. (The Position of Artists in the Field of Theatre). Helsinki: Painatuskeskus.
Summary: The survey objective was to investigate employment issues of artists (e.g. how they get their jobs, what is their employment status, whether art work is their main occupation, and related topics).