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Statistical Insights on the Arts

In-depth exploration of Canadian arts data

Public engagement in the arts emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic: Canadian analysis and regional differences

Statistical Insights on the Arts

With the goal of enhancing the arts sector’s understanding of engagement behaviours and trends, this SIA Brief analyzes several Canadian information sources related to public engagement and spending in the arts. This information could help arts organ… View this resource

Organizational stress and resilience in the arts in Canada

Statistical Insights on the Arts

This is the first statistical report in the new SIA Brief series, designed to offer insights into topics such as public engagement in the arts, the wellbeing of artists and arts organizations, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using recent in… View this resource

The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is part of Arts Insights Canada, a partnership with three leading foundations engaged in the Canadian arts sector: the Azrieli Foundation, the Rozsa Foundation, and the Metcalf Foundation. Statistical Insights on the Arts has provided reliable, recent, and insightful data on the state of the arts in Canada since 2002.

Canadians’ Arts Participation, Health, and Well-Being

Statistical Insights on the Arts

Canadians’ Arts Participation, Health, and Well-Being, the 53rd report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, probes the relationships between 15 arts, culture, and heritage activities and four aspects of health and well-being: Overall healt… View this resource

Artists in Canadian Municipalities in 2016

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Based on custom data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 long-form census, this report provides an analysis of artists in Canadian municipalities, with a primary focus on groups of municipalities by population. Summary information about select municipaliti… View this resource

Demographic Diversity of Artists in Canada in 2016

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A previous report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series found that there are 158,100 artists in Canada, representing 0.87% of the overall Canadian labour force (also called the concentration of artists). The median income of Canadian artists… View this resource

Artists in Canada’s Provinces and Territories in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers)

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Based on the 2016 census, this report examines the number and incomes of artists in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. The report also provides a brief summary of the situation of cultural workers in each province and territory. A previous r… View this resource

A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers)

Statistical Insights on the Arts

The report focuses on the working lives of artists in Canada, including statistics on: The overall number of artists Artists by occupation Demographic information such as gender, education, age, Indigenous people, members of racialized groups[1], and… View this resource

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