These four Statistics Canada products examine the culture sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product and employment in various Canadian jurisdictions.
The Artistic Dividend Revisited updates Markusen's 2003 study on The Artistic Dividend (see Arts Research Monitor Vol. 2 No 5) by providing information from the 2000 U.S. Census on arts occupation clusters (performing artists, visual artists, writers and musicians) and the location decision-making of artists.
The first of these two reports on cultural sector work, The culture sector labour force: Has the 1990s boom turned to bust?, received significant media coverage for its speculation that, based largely on a very small decrease in cultural employment in 2002, the growth of the cultural sector labour force in the 1990s might have halted after the year 2000. However, the second report, Culture sector employment, 1991-2003, which updates the data to 2003, appears to show that the 2002 decrease was an aberration in an otherwise strong growth pattern.