Custom posts for sponsors: Analysis plan for census data
Sponsors: Your feedback is requested!
My thanks to all of my sponsor-level subscribers. As part of your sponsor subscription, you will get a custom post in Statistical insights on the arts.
Most sponsors have agreed that this year’s custom post will examine artists in their jurisdiction or discipline, based on the 2021 census. (The 5-year census is our best regular source of statistics on artists, and some occupational data will be released on November 30.)
Sponsors: If we have not yet discussed your custom post, feel free to reply to this email to get the ball rolling.
Non-sponsors: If you are interested in the possibility of a custom post via a sponsor-level subscription, please reply to this email. You may also want to have a look at my email last week with information about this possibility.
The main goal of the current post is to start a discussion with sponsors about the content that will be analyzed for custom posts on artists.
I will not be creating overview posts for non-sponsor jurisdictions. My non-sponsored posts will focus on comparisons and insights rather than statistical overviews.
Only sponsor-level subscribers are allowed to comment on this post. (And, for technical reasons, only through the main email address associated with your sponsorship.)
Artist occupation groups
Based on your nearly-unanimous feedback about artist occupations, I plan to include 10 occupations as “artists”, including photographers (which had not previously been included as artists). I have listed the 10 occupations here.
A secondary (and much smaller) focus will be on the number of cultural workers in each jurisdiction — unless you request this as your primary interest. (50 occupations are usually included as “cultural workers”, including the 10 artist occupations.)
Aspects to be analyzed for the custom posts
Here are my plans for the analysis that will go into the custom posts, including demographics, self-employment, the industries where artists commonly work, and incomes. (Your thoughts? Anything missing?)