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Michael Choo

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Artists in Canada’s Provinces and Territories in 2016

November 27, 2019

This report provides an examination of the key demographic and employment characteristics of artists in each province and territory, based on the 2016 Census.

It includes statistics on:
  • The overall number of artists
  • Artists by occupation
  • Demographic information such as gender, education, age, Indigenous people, members of racialized groups
  • Self-employment rates
  • Total incomes, employment incomes, and household incomes
  • The industries where artists work
This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research.
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.