The latest edition of the Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor focuses on the situation of artists in Canada and abroad, including statistical profiles of artists in Canada and the United States, an international literature review on research methods used to study artists’ careers, and an English survey of visual artists.
A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers)
Hill Strategies Research Inc., March 2019
Focusing on nine arts occupations and 50 cultural occupations, this report highlights key aspects of the working lives of artists and cultural workers in Canada.
Artist Career Research Methods
Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Calgary Arts Development Authority, and Ontario Arts Council, in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, January 2019
Studies of artists’ work conditions, incomes, and career paths use a variety of methods, and this “in-depth Canadian and international literature search” examines novel research methods and provides an annotated bibliography of over 60 reports that study artists.
Livelihoods of Visual Artists: 2016 Data Report
Arts Council England, December 2018
Billed as a “comprehensive study into how visual artists in England live and work”, this report examines incomes of visual artists, factors influencing career development, and the geographic concentrations of visual artists.
Artists and Other Cultural Workers: A Statistical Portrait
National Endowment for the Arts, 2019
Based on an analysis of six United States federal government datasets, this report examines the number of artists and cultural workers in the arts and cultural industries, their employment characteristics, education levels, other demographic information, and employment earnings.