If you are talking about survival as an artist you’re already done or you’ve never begun.
Being an artist has never been about survival. Never. Not once going back 30,000 years to the caves of Lascaux and Chauvet.
Making art has always been about defying the survival imperative, and transcending it.
So when an artist or arts institution tells you: “This is how things need to be in order for us to survive,” rest assured that as artists they have already died.