Explore the economics of Alberta art

On February 27, 2018, Statistics Canada released Culture Satellite Account (CSA) updated economic data for the Canadian arts, culture and sport sectors from 2010 – 2016.

Like most industries across Alberta, the culture and sport sectors saw a slight decrease in total GDP in 2015 and 2016. However, over the long term, both sectors continue to show growth.

From 2010 to 2016, Alberta’s culture GDP increased overall by 15 per cent, for a total of $5.3 billion in 2016:

  • of the culture GDP, the largest growth was observed for live performance (44 per cent growth)

Additionally, Alberta’s culture sector provided a total of 57,816 jobs in 2016.

Learn more on the AFA website.