The definitive rankings of 50 fine art roles by importance and prominence

This is a tongue-and-cheek list of jobs and careers in the contemporary art world. A subjective interpretation –

  • how positions are perceived by others in the cultural industry
  • perceive themselves.
  • perceived by the general public
  1. Architect
  2. Curator
  3. Executive Director
  4. Patron
  5. Professor
  6. Collector
  7. Director
  8. Student
  9. Politician
  10. Celebrity
  11. Choreographer
  12. Blogger
  13. Journalist
  14. Editor
  15. Staff
  16. Novelist
  17. Conceptual Artist
  18. Writer
  19. Graffiti
  20. Photographer
  21. Fashion
  22. Designer
  23. Painter
  24. Dancer
  25. Installation Artist
  26. Sculptor
  27. Digital Artist
  28. net.artist
  29. Ceramist
  30. Owner
  31. Playwright
  32. Printmaker
  33. Technician
  34. Sound Artist
  35. Drawer
  36. Illustrator
  37. Model
  38. Papermaking / Fibre Artist
  39. Actor
  40. Musician
  41. Commercial Artist
  42. Crafter
  43. Philosopher
  44. Poet
  45. Family Member
  46. Busker
  47. Hobbyist
  48. Friend
  49. Security
  50. Viewer

some notes: The student is ranked high as importance for revenue generation and influence. There are many cross-overs such as writer, poet. I tried to make it accurate to current trends and emerging forms. I welcome feedback and lists posted in response as well ūüôā

(This post also acts as another keyword marketing example for my cultural marketing blog – writing for robots and humans is desirable asset in social media optimization)

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