New report on Canada’s artists provides insights into the situations of women, Indigenous, racialized, and official language minority artists

Demographic Diversity of Artists in Canada, based on the 2016 census, provides insights into the situations of four demographic groups of artists: women, Indigenous people, members of racialized groups, and members of official language minority groups.

A previous report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series found that there are 158,100 artists in Canada, representing 0.87% of the overall Canadian labour force (also called the concentration of artists). The median income of Canadian artists is $24,300.

Key findings follow regarding each demographic group of artists. Because data related to disability, deafness, and sexual orientation are not available from the census, they could not be analyzed in this report.

Read the report: Demographic Diversity of Artists in Canada in 2016.