North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012
This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce, promote or participate in live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies and leisure-time interests.
There are establishments engaged in activities related to arts and recreation that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.
- transportation establishments providing sightseeing and pleasure cruises(48-49)
- motion picture theatres, libraries and archives, and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals and computer software (See 51 Information and cultural industries)
- establishments that provide both accommodation and recreational facilities, such as hunting and fishing camps, resorts and casino hotels (See 721 Accommodation services)
- restaurants and night clubs that provide live entertainment in addition to the sale of food and beverages (See 722 Food services and drinking places)
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.
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing live presentations that involve the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, and other performing artists. Examples of establishments in this industry group are theatre companies, dance companies, musical groups and artists, circuses and ice-skating shows.
- organizing and promoting, but not producing, presentations of performing artists (See 7113 Promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events)
- independent performing artists (See 711512 Independent actors, comedians and performers)
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing live presentations (except musical theatre and opera) that involve the performances of musicians and/or vocalists. Establishments in this industry may consist of independent groups or individual artists.
711130 - Musical groups and artistsUS
This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing live presentations (except musical theatre and opera productions) that involve the performances of musicians and/or vocalists. Establishments in this industry may consist of independent groups or individual artists.
- bands, musical
- drum and bugle corps (e.g., drill teams)
- music productions, live (except musical theatre)
- musical artists, independent
- musicians, independent
- soloists, musical, independent
- vocalist, independent
- producing theatrical, musical and opera productions (See 711112 Musical theatre and opera companies)
- organizing and promoting, but not producing, concerts and other musical performances (See 7113 Promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events)
- agents and managers for musical groups and artists (See 711410 Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures)
- freelance producers (except musical groups and artists) primary engaged in musical activities independent of a company or group (See 711512 Independent actors, comedians and performers)
- providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises and also presenting live musical entertainment, such as night clubs (See 722 Food services and drinking places)