Statistical Insights on the Arts is a quantitative research series, created by Hill Strategies in 2002, that aims to provide reliable, recent and insightful data on the state of the arts in Canada. Statistical Insights on the Arts is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
- high levels of education;
- a high proportion of self-employment;
- a predominance of women;
- very low earnings; and
- strong growth in the number of artists between 1971 and 2001.
The full report provides more detail about these issues as well as an in-depth demographic analysis of artists in Canada.