This brief fact sheet notes that there is a rich tradition of creativity and artistic ability in Inuit communities, with many artists blending "traditional knowledge with modern-day techniques". "Elements of mixed cultural experiences meld with traditional Inuit culture to form a new and exciting genre of Inuit art."
This report provides an analysis of artists residing in 93 large Canadian cities, including statistics concerning the number of artists, artists' earnings, and trends between 1991 and 2006. Overall, 103,500 artists reside in the 93 large cities included in the study. This represents three-quarters (74%) of the 140,000 artists in Canada.
This report indicates that there are about 2 million artists in the U.S., or 1.4% of the overall American labour force. Median income from all sources is $34,800 for artists, which is higher than the overall labour force median ($30,100) but lower than the median for other professionals ($43,200).
Like the report on artists in the country as a whole, this report from Hill Strategies Research examines the situation of artists, with a focus on the Canadian provinces and territories. Among the 10 provinces, British Columbia has the largest percentage of its labour force in arts occupations (1.08%).
This report from Hill Strategies Research shows that there are 140,000 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May 2006. The report indicates that the number of artists is slightly larger than the number of Canadians directly employed in the automotive industry (135,000). The report highlights the relatively low earnings of artists.