The Québec Culture and Communications Activity Classification System is the first classification system 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 the cultural sector. 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 as 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".
- Québec Culture and Communications Activity Classification System 2004
- Release date: June 2009 (Last version)