Situation of artists and arts administrators

Volume 8 No 4 / September 30, 200930 September 2009

In this issue: A number of recent reports have examined the situation of artists and arts administrators in Canada, including an examination of the socio-economic condition of visual artists, a study of the situation of arts managers, as well as a statistical profile of artists in large Canadian cities.


Artists in Large Canadian Cities

Arts Research Monitor

This report provides an analysis of artists residing in 93 large Canadian cities, including statistics concerning the number of artists, artists’ earnings, and trends between 1991 and 2006. A brief profile of artists and a summary of key changes betw… View this resource

National Compensation Study – 2009 Update – for Management and Administration in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a national survey of 218 arts organizations, this report provides data about salary levels for 21 management and administrative positions in Canadian non-profit arts organizations in 2008. Unfortunately, the report does not provide an estima… View this resource

Waging Culture: A Report on the Socio-Economic Status of Canadian Visual Artists

Arts Research Monitor

Based on a two-stage survey of Canadian visual artists, this study delves more deeply than any existing reports into visual artists’ sources of revenue, art practice expenses and time use. As noted in the report, “the bottom line for artists is disma… View this resource

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