Elizabeth Day argues no:
Is it possible, in the current economic climate, for someone working in the creative arts to make a living from it? Unless you have the good fortune to be a Damien Hirst or a JK Rowling, the answer increasingly seems to be no. For artists who are already faced with low job security and the absence of company benefits such as pensions or paid holidays, the impact of the global financial crisis has been keenly felt.
Read the rest here: Elizabeth Day: Can you make any kind of living as an artist?
There are so much wrong in the assumptions and arguments in this article that I do not know where to start. Anybody…?