NAICS 711510

What is the NAICS code 711510?

The NAICS code 711510 is applied to those industries related to Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

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.

Illustrative examples:

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

Therefore, all companies engaged in any industrial activity related to this type of business are grouped under category 711510 in the North American Industry Classification System.

This industrial activity of NAICS code is structured as follows:

  • 71 - Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • 711 - Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
  • 7115 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
  • 71151 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
  • 711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

Characteristics of the North American Industry Classification System code 711510


This code is only used in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). It´s to say, it is not used in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Related codes

The NAICS industry 711510 has the following cross-references:

  • Artisans and craftspersons are classified in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing.
  • Freelance musicians and vocalists are classified in Industry 711130, Musical Groups and Artists.
  • Independent commercial artists, medical illustrators, and graphic designers are classified in Industry 541430, Graphic Design Services.

Related activities

Below are some of the most common types of activities in the Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers industry (NAICS Code 711510):

  • Actors, independent
  • Actresses, independent
  • Animated cartoon artists, independent
  • Announcers, independent radio and television
  • Art restorers, independent
  • Artists (except musical, commercial, medical), 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 museum exhibit designers
  • 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)

NAICS 711510

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