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The CHRC has always had an emphasis on self-employed artists. The self-employment rate in Canada 's cultural labour force (at 21%) is almost three times higher than the rate in the overall labour force (at 8%). Among painters, sculptors and other visual artists the number of self-employed is at 67%; among artisans and crafts persons, 50% are self-employed.

With these statistics in mind, CHRC has developed certain materials to assist the self-employed visual artists and crafts person. These are featured on this mini site:

The Art of Managing Your Career (with discipline enhancements for visual artists and crafts people)

Export Marketing of Cultural Goods and Services

The mini site also has a link to The Mind's Eye – Careers in Visual Arts and Crafts book for the visual arts and crafts, complete with voice testimonials of practising artists.