Art Careers in Canada
Arts attendance levels were very high in 2016, with nearly nine in ten Canadians (86%) attending an art gallery, arts performance, artistic or cultural festival, or movie theatre.
Arts and culture accounted for 3% ($55 billion) of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, more than the accommodation, food, agriculture and forestry industries.
As a group, artists routinely exhibit a higher level of educational achievement than the national labour force.
Sources: hillstrategies.com, canadianartscoalition.com, canadianart.ca, macleans.ca.
Careers for Arts Students
Portage College Fine Arts program cultivates the strong foundational skills needed for various careers available in the arts and culture sector, including:
Animator, fine artist, art curator, illustrator, architect, tattoo artist, museum interpreter, video game designer, textile designer, commercial artist, art teacher, interior designer, photographer, clothing designer, art director, art archivist, art historian, art therapist, book illustrator, art professor, creative art director, graphic novel artist, cultural planner and many more.