Canadian artists and content creators: we want to hear from you

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The Department of Canadian Heritage is inviting all artists and content creators to participate in the Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey. The purpose of this survey is to help create an updated portrait of the artistic and creative community in Canada. This data gathering is important to help ensure policies and programs continue to be responsive to the sector’s reality.

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The survey will help develop a better understanding of the realities and experiences of artists and content creators in Canada prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to participate?

The survey is available online from May 10 to July 2, 2021 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous.

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Who should participate?

Anyone in Canada aged 16 or older who does creative or artistic work as an important component of their professional identity, whether on their own time, freelance or with organizations — either full-time or alongside other jobs, at any point in their career stage.

The variety of jobs in the arts and cultural industries is extensive, and the occupations listed here are meant to help show examples of where participants may see themselves in the following categories.

The survey is open, but not limited to:

  • writers such as fiction and non-fiction book authors, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, technical writers
  • visual artists such as painters, craft artisans, designers, illustrators, installation artists, video game designers, concept artists, photographers, printmakers
  • performing artists such as actors, choreographers, circus artists, comedians, dancers, mimes, puppeteers, spoken word artists, stage managers, storytellers
  • musical artists such as composers, musicians, singers, songwriters
  • audiovisual directors working in film, television, video games or other digital media productions, including on social media

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Share this page widely within your networks and encourage participation in the survey.

Help us develop a more complete and grounded picture of the economic circumstances affecting you and your creative practice. We want to hear from people working as artists full time and those who hold multiple jobs and may not list their creative work as their primary occupation.

This survey is an opportunity to give policymakers a view into your lived experiences as an artist or member of the creative community working in Canada. Don’t miss it, and don’t let your creative friends and peers miss it either!

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