The Senior Artists Research Project (SARP) released its final report and recommendations for action, which found that senior artists are at risk.
Some of the SARP findings include:
• 61 per cent of senior artists are at moderate or high financial risk;
• 73 per cent are at moderate or high health risk; and
• 42 per cent are at moderate or high risk with regards to their artistic career or legacy.
The SARP Steering Committee determined that a new organization should be formed to provide needed programs and services.
Initiated in 2006 by a small group of arts organizations, SARP has developed into a three-year research project involving all the major arts organizations in Canada. The project investigated the circumstance, needs and interests of Canadian senior artists. For full report see: