North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012

711 - Performing arts, spectator sports and related industries

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing, or organizing and promoting, live presentations that involve the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, athletes and other entertainers. This subsector also includes independent (freelance) entertainers and artists and the establishments that manage their careers. The classification recognizes four basic processes: producing events; organizing and promoting events; managing and representing entertainers; and providing the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances.

This subsector makes a clear distinction between performing arts companies and performing artists (independents). Although not unique to arts and entertainment, freelancing is a particularly important phenomenon in this subsector; however, it is difficult to implement in the case of musical groups (companies) and artists, especially pop groups. These establishments tend to be more loosely organized and it can be difficult to distinguish companies from freelancers. Therefore, this subsector includes one industry that covers both musical groups and musical artists.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012 - Classification structure
Code Industry group
7111Performing arts companies Performing arts companies
7112Spectator sports Spectator sports
7113Promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events Promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events
7114Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures
7115Independent artists, writers and performers Independent artists, writers and performers
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