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Ontario Arts Council

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Total number of Ontario communities where resident artists and arts organizations received OAC grant


Kathryn Townshend

Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7456

Michael Choo

Research Analyst
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7445

Peter Meyler

Freedom of Information & Records Management Coordinator

A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada

September 1, 2004

This study provides an in-depth examination of artists in Canada, based largely on the 2001  census. Nine arts occupations are profiled, including:
  • actors
  • artisans and craftspersons
  • conductors, composers and arrangers
  • dancers
  • musicians and singers
  • other performers
  • painters, sculptors and other visual artists
  • producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
  • writers