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Statistical Insights on the Arts

In-depth exploration of Canadian arts data

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)

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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

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.

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

Diversity and Arts Attendance by Canadians in 2010

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Based on data from the 2010 General Social Survey, this report examines diversity and arts attendance in Canada, including attendance by: Visible minority Canadians.[1] First-generation immigrants. Aboriginal people. Canadians with disabilities. Yout… View this resource

Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2010

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Executive SummaryMany arts and culture organizations in Canada are organized as not-for-profit organizations and rely on individuals to donate time or money in order to help achieve their mandates. Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizati… View this resource

The Arts and Individual Well-Being in Canada

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Executive SummaryThe Arts and Individual Well-Being in Canada, the 39th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, examines whether connections exist between Canadians' cultural activities and their personal well-being.The data in the… View this resource

Factors in Canadians’ Arts Attendance in 2010

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This report examines the dynamics of attendance at five arts activities: art galleries, theatres, classical music performances, popular music performances, and cultural festivals. In addition to an analysis of demographic factors, the report provides… View this resource

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