The Système de classification des activités de la culture et des
communications du Québec is the first classification of its kind
in Québec. It lists all types of creation, production, dissemination,
or training oriented establishments in the fields of culture and
communications in Québec: visual arts, performing arts, heritage,
books, cinema, TV broadcasting, etc.
The system was devised by the Observatoire de la culture et des
communications du Québec (OCCQ), following consultation with cultural
milieus. The goal of the classification is to provide a logical
structure, a nomenclature and a series of definitions describing
the topics on which the OCCQ produces its statistics. All the works
of the Observatoire are based on this classification and its vocabulary.
Although it has been expressly designed to be used a framework
for the statistical works of the OCCQ, the system contains information
likely to be of use to other interested parties. This is why the
OCCQ chose to publish the work and make it accessible to the general
public. Cultural workers, artists, analysts, program managers, researchers
and the general public will be able to use it as a reference work
in order to find out, for example, what characterizes the economic
activity of "artist centres","dubbing studios"
or "show presenters".