Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries
7 - Services-Producing Sector
15 - Information, Culture and Recreation
71 - Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
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)
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 (free lance) 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, free-lancing 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 free lances. Therefore, this subsector includes one industry that covers both musical groups and musical artists.
7111 - Performing Arts Companies
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.
- establishments primarily engaged in organizing and promoting, but not producing, such presentations, whether or not they operate their own facilities (See 7113 Promoters (Presenters) of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events)
- independent performing artists (See 71151 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers)
71119 - Other Performing Arts Companies
This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in producing live performing arts presentations.
- musical groups and independent musicians and vocalists (See 71113 Musical Groups and Artists)
- freelance producers and independent performing artists (See 71151 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers)
establishments primarily engaged in:
- producing musicals, plays, operas, and puppet and mime shows (See 71111 Theatre Companies and Dinner Theatres)
- producing dance performances (See 71112 Dance Companies)
- organizing and promoting, but not producing, ice shows, circuses and other live performing arts presentations (See 7113 Promoters (Presenters) of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events)
- providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises and also presenting live entertainment, such as comedy clubs (See 722 Food Services and Drinking Places)
711190 - Other Performing Arts Companies
This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in producing live performing arts presentations.
- Carnivals, travelling show
- Ice skating companies
- Ice-skating shows
- Magic shows
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