Study: Madison ranks high for artists

In a study by AdvisorSmith examining 340 U.S. cities and factors relating to artistic jobs, Madison was ranked in the top 10 of midsize cities for artists. The study measured the number of people employed in artistic careers, the concentration of creative jobs, and the average salary of artists in each location. The number of artistic and cultural institutions in each city and the average cost of renting a studio apartment were also considered. There are a total of 2,680 people employed in artistic careers in Madison with an average salary for artists of $51,334. Bridgeport, Connecticut ranked first among midsized cities and Los Angeles ranked first in the large city category.