Del 1 al 30 de noviembre, 2020
The 2nd Latin American Census of Contemporary Art is a collaborative initiative that takes place during November 2020 to find out how many artists and contemporary art workers there are in Latin America, trying to determine where they live and work, what their working conditions are, and how they organize and relate to public and private organizations and institutions, and art management.
With the data from the 2020 Census, we will be able to make comparative analyses of how many artists and art workers support themselves from their work through the sale of works or through teaching, whether they turn to other sources of work to support themselves, whether they carry out their projects with public funds that can be tendered, etc. We will also be able to estimate the size of the regional and provincial local art scenes, which are fundamental in the new practices of art with the community.
Sharing this information is very important to know the number of artists and their working conditions, which will allow the general public, artists and workers, public and private organizations and institutions to understand the effective influence of their work, their editorial lines and forms of organization.
> Who can participate? It is contemplated in the participation of the Census: Artists, Curators, Researchers, Historians, Managers, Gallery owners, Officials, Teachers, Mediators, Mountaineers, Cultural Journalists and other professionals linked to art.
> Where is it performed? The 2nd Census will be held in all Latin American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
> Who are the organizers? The 2nd Census is an autonomous and collaborative initiative that coordinates Trabajadores de Arte Contemporáneo – Latinoamérica and involves more than 340 people from 15 countries on the continent. The Grupo de Trabajo was formed by public and open call.
> What will we do with the information? Analyze and share it as statistical reports that will be available on the website during the 3 months following its completion. All the information collected will be used for statistical analysis, and will be used for general reports, and by country.