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The Effects of the Pandemic on the Arts & Creative Sector in Québec : How Anglophone Artists, Creators, and Performers are Faring in a Time of Adversity

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The Effects of the Pandemic on the Arts & Creative Sector in Québec : How Anglophone Artists, Creators, and Performers are Faring in a Time of Adversity
Abstract
The arts, entertainment, and recreation sector is infamous for being in a state of constant flux. The experience of consecutive short-term contracts and annual seasonal employment terminations is a familiar reality for many creators, producers, and performers in Québec (Jeannotte, 2021). What is unique for some Québec artists is the experience of a linguistic divide in the provincial arts sector. In 2016, English-speaking artists in the province earned less than their Francophone counterparts, on average, making a median income of “85 cents for every $1 made by Francophone artists’’ (Hill, 2020). On the national level, statistics from the 2016 Canadian Census show that Anglophone artists from Québec have a lower median income than the rest of Canadian artists. These findings are especially surprising when considering that, nationally, English-speakers in Québec represent a significant portion of Canadian artists. Anglophones in Québec account for 4.6% of all Canadian artists, despite only representing 2.8% of the Canadian labour force (Hill, 2020). The data indicate that two factors, occupation and language, are related to discrepancies in income levels in Québec.
Place
Montreal, QC
Institution
Youth for Youth Québec (Y4Y Québec)
Date
February, 2022
Pages
7
Language
en
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Citation
Eraso, Cecilia. The Effects of the Pandemic on the Arts & Creative Sector in Québec : How Anglophone Artists, Creators, and Performers Are Faring in a Time of Adversity. Montreal, QC: Youth for Youth Québec (Y4Y Québec), February 2022.
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Youth for Youth Québec (Y4Y Québec)

Founded:
January 2018

Constituents:
English-speaking youth (ages 16-30) in the province of Quebec

Website:
https://www.y4yquebec.org/  

Activities:
Share information on resources, training and networking opportunities, and employment/career services for English-speaking youth (age 16-30); offer networking opportunities for English-speaking youth in Québec, to include opportunities for engaging with the official language majority; produce and disseminate policy documents concerning English-speaking youth in Quebec.

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