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Statistical Insights on the Arts

In-depth exploration of Canadian arts data

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

Statistical Insights on the Arts

On March 27, 2019, we released the report A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers). We recently discovered that there were issues with the custom dataset compiled by Statistics Canada from t… View this resource

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Participation in Canada’s Provinces and Largest Census Metropolitan Areas in 2016

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This report examines the percentage of residents (15 or older) of Canadian provinces and 9 Census Metropolitan Areas who, in 2016, attended or participated in cultural activities. Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey included 28 questions relate… View this resource

Since 2002, the Statistical Insights on the Arts series has provided 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.

Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2013

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Executive SummaryMany Canadians show their support for arts and culture organizations through the time and money that they give as volunteers and donors. The contributions of time and money help arts and culture organizations serve their communities… View this resource

Educating artists

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Executive SummaryThis report has a two-pronged goal: 1) to examine the post-secondary educational qualifications of artists in Canada; and 2) to provide information about the occupations and workforce characteristics of graduates of post-secondary ar… View this resource

Artists and Cultural Workers in Canadian Municipalities

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Artists and Cultural Workers in Canadian Municipalities examines the number, incomes, and demographic characteristics of artists and cultural workers by municipal size. For the purposes of the analysis, all Canadian municipalities were divided into f… View this resource

Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

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A previous report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series (A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada) showed that there are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of… View this resource

A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada

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There are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of 2011 (which is when the National Household Survey data were collected). The number of artists represents 0.78% of the overall Canadian labour… View this resource

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