Quotations and Did You Know?

We will be featuring quotations and facts around basic income on a periodic but at least, weekly basis.

The majority of items will be Canadian Quotes and Facts. If you have any “good ones”, please send them along to us at [email protected]


“Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.” Marshall McLuhan, Philosopher and Author

Did You Know?

The median individual income of Canada’s artists is $24,300, 44% less than all Canadian workers ($43,500). The main component of total income, for most workers, is employment income (including wages, salaries, and self-employment earnings). A typical artist has employment income of $17,300, a figure that is 56% lower than the median of all workers ($39,000).

From a report of research by the Canada Council for the Arts which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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