A recent report in the New York Times showed 22-, 23-, and 24-year-olds aspiring to work art and design are the most likely to receive financial assistance from their parents, with 53% reporting some help, compared with 40% of twenty-somethings overall. They also received the most money, an average of $3,600 a year, compared with an average of $3,000 for their peers in other fields.
Can only rich kids afford to work in the art world? This is obviously the trend in NY, and the article brings up several good points as financial stability, cost of education, low wages, etc.
Read the full article here: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-rich-kids-afford-work-art-world