Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Who is an Artist?

There are 2 million working artists in the United States, according to an analysis of data from the Census Bureau's 2006-10 American Community Survey. An artist is defined as someone who devotes the most hours in a given week to one of 11 occupations as defined by the federal government's Standard Occupational Classification system...

1. Actors: includes voice-over artists
2. Announcers: includes talk/game show hosts and radio disk jockeys (think Rush Limbaugh)
3. Architects: includes golf course designers
4. Fine artists, art directors, and animators: includes tattoo artists
5. Dancer and choreographers
6. Designers: includes commercial and industrial designers
7. Other entertainers: includes comedians (think Bill Maher)
8. Musicians and singers
9. Photographers: includes medical photographers
10. Producers and directors
11. Writers and authors: includes advertising copywriters

Source: National Endowment for the Arts, National Statistics about Working Artists

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