NAICS Code 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

Industry

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Description

This industry comprises independent (i.e., freelance) individuals primarily engaged in performing in artistic productions, in creating artistic and cultural works or productions, or in providing technical expertise necessary for these productions. This industry also includes athletes and other celebrities exclusively engaged in endorsing products and making speeches or public appearances for which they receive a fee.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Freelance musicians and vocalists are classified in Industry 711130, Musical Groups and Artists
  • Independent commercial artists and graphic designers are classified in Industry 541430, Graphic Design Services
  • Artisans and craftspersons are classified in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing. Commercial art galleries primarily engaged in selling art objects are classified in Industry 453920, Art Dealers.

Illustrative Examples

  • Independent art restorers
  • Independent actors or actresses
  • Independent theatrical lighting technicians
  • Independent theatrical costume designers
  • Independent speakers
  • Independent recording technicians
  • Independent producers
  • Independent journalists
  • Independent dancers
  • Independent cartoonists
  • Independent artists (except musical, commercial, or medical)

Industries Included

  • Actors, independent
  • Actresses, independent
  • Animated cartoon artists, independent
  • Announcers, independent radio and television
  • Art restorers, independent
  • Artists (except commercial, musical), independent
  • Artists (i.e., painters), independent
  • Authors, independent
  • Ballet dancers, independent
  • Cameramen, independent (freelance)
  • Cartoonists, independent
  • Celebrity spokespersons, independent
  • Choreographers, independent
  • Cinematographers, independent
  • Comedians, independent
  • Composers, independent
  • Conductors, independent
  • Conservators (i.e., art, artifact restorers), independent
  • Costume designers, independent theatrical
  • Dancers, independent
  • Directors (i.e., film, motion picture, music, theatrical), independent
  • Directors, independent motion picture
  • Directors, independent music
  • Disc jockeys, independent
  • Entertainers, independent
  • Ethnic dancers, independent
  • Film actors, independent
  • Film producers, independent
  • Folk dancers, independent
  • Ghost writers, independent
  • Independent technical writers
  • Interpretive dancers, independent
  • Jazz dancers, independent
  • Journalists, independent (freelance)
  • Lecturers, independent
  • Lighting technicians, theatrical, independent
  • Magicians, independent
  • Models, independent
  • Motion picture directors, independent
  • Motion picture producers, independent
  • Motivational speakers, independent
  • Music arrangers, independent
  • Music directors, independent
  • News correspondents, independent (freelance)
  • Newspaper columnists, independent (freelance)
  • Orchestra conductors, independent
  • Painters (i.e., artists), independent
  • Painting restorers, independent
  • Performers (i.e., entertainers), independent
  • Performing artists, independent
  • Photographers, independent artistic
  • Photojournalists, independent (freelance)
  • Playwrights, independent
  • Poets, independent
  • Political cartoonists, independent
  • Producers, independent
  • Radio commentators, independent
  • Record producers, independent
  • Recording technicians, independent
  • Reporters, independent (freelance)
  • Scenery designers, independent theatrical
  • Screenplay writers, independent
  • Script writers, independent
  • Sculptors, independent
  • Set designers, independent theatrical
  • Sketch artists, independent
  • Song writers, independent
  • Speakers, independent
  • Special effect technicians, independent
  • Sports announcers, independent
  • Stage set (e.g., concert, motion picture, television) erecting and dismantling, independent
  • Standup comedians, independent
  • Storytellers, independent
  • Taxidermists, independent
  • Technical writers, independent
  • Television producers, independent
  • Wildlife artists, independent
  • Writers of advertising copy, independent
  • Writers, independent (freelance)

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