Since I moved here from my home country many years ago, I think I have seen art slowly coming back as time goes by. What I mean by that is that for whatever reason, I kind of feel like people are starting to have more of an appreciation for it when they see it throughout their day. However, I don’t think there is much more money to be made in it and in that sense I think it is getting even worse.
As far as kids going to school and college to pursue any kind of career in arts is next to impossible these days. I really can’t think of any college degree that could make a consistent amount of graduates any decent money when compared to other more popular degrees like business or finance. I know first hand how hard it is to try and make any money with my poster art and there is no way I could ever afford to take care of myself and live any sort of comfortable life just by making my prints.
What I think is so sad about this is that being so passionate about art is all about expressing creativity and your individuality and it is not being rewarded. Everyone who get their business degree is getting something just like the next person and I like when people are allowed to differentiate themselves from others.