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Kathryn Townshend

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A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada Based on the 2006 Census

February 1, 2009

This report provides a profile of artists in Canada, including an examination of the number of artists overall and by discipline, artists’ earnings and selected demographic characteristics. It also provides an analysis of trends in the number of artists between 1971 and 2006.

This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research. It is based on data from the 2006 Census of Canada.

The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is funded by the Ontario Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts as part of our shared commitment to making arts research available to inform the work of Canada’s arts community and educate the general public about Canada’s arts sector.