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Includes statistics such as:

  • Art market in the UK
  • Annual turnover of arts, entertainment and recreation enterprises in the UK
  • Number of enterprises operating as arts facilities in the UK
  • Annual gross value added (GVA) of the arts, entertainment and recreation sector in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2017 (in million GBP)
  • Monthly visits to government funded museums and galleries in England
  • Annual turnover of commercial art gallery businesses in the UK
  • Leading contemporary artists from the UK in 2017/2018, by auction turnover

Other statistical databases

Books to help you prepare for creative jobs

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a-n: The Artists Information Company


Trade journals

Trade journals or magazines are written for people working in the creative industry. They feature articles that focus on contemporary topics of interest to art professionals and will often include industry-specific advertising and job postings. Some useful art trade journals are:

In print only: