Human resources / Artists / Cultural workers

Volume 18 No 7 / December 4, 20194 December 2019

In this issue: A focus on labour force trends, issues, and challenges in the cultural sector, including a national labour market study, a report on sustainable careers in the cultural sector in Ontario, an international report on decent work for media and culture workers, and a report on co-operative models in the creative industries.


Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force 2019

Arts Research Monitor

Based on 2016 census data, a national online survey with 1,867 respondents, 11 focus groups, plus individual interviews, this report profiles the cultural sector labour force in Canada, detailing its size, economic impact, potential for growth, regio… View this resource

Making It Work

Arts Research Monitor

This report profiles the culture sector labour market in Ontario and “identifies the challenges it is facing, from evolving skills needs to the precariousness of the gig economy”, based on findings from a custom survey with 1,087 respondents, roundta… View this resource

Challenges and opportunities for decent work in the culture and media sectors

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a quantitative and qualitative survey of unions representing culture and media workers in 16 countries (including Canada), this report examines labour issues such as non-standard working arrangements, collective bargaining, and access to soc… View this resource

Co-operatives in the Creative Industries

Arts Research Monitor

This “think piece” draws on research on co-operatives to explore their potential to help create and sustain decent work in the creative industries in the United Kingdom (U.K.). The authors indicate that arts and culture “co-operatives and social ente… View this resource

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