Status of the Artist

In the development of arts and cultural policy in Canada issues of artists’ access to social and economic benefits and the achievement of equality with other workers have been critical. “Status of the Artist” is the historical title for the concept, however the issue is better understood to be one of “equity” or parity for artists.

Governments, societies, organizations and artists around the world have collaborated to effect social, regulatory and legislative changes. Many provincial, national and international arts and cultural organizations have become advocates for action in support of status of the artist issues.

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance has compiled these efforts into this informational research site in the form of a developmental timeline.


  • Key Documents

    Key research documents provide essential information on Status issues internationally, nationally and provincially and may be accessed by selecting “Key Documents” and clicking Search, below.

  • Send us suggestions

    We would be pleased to receive communications regarding further information to add to this site. Please contact us at research@artsalliance.sk.ca

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