Introduction - Survey of Artists' Skill Needs

Artists and those working in the cultural sector face special hurdles in creating a living. WorkInCulture ( helps to develop a resilient cultural sector by supporting the people who work in the sector through lifelong career development and business skills training.

WorkInCulture services and programs – including the most active cultural job board in Canada, training opportunities of various kinds around the province, resources and information – are all developed from the viewpoint of people working in the sector, whether they are performers, workers backstage or in the front office, visual artists or craftspeople, writing books and magazines online or in print, or creating films, designing games and online graphics.

By completing this short survey (15 minutes or less), you can help us improve our training, resources and reach over the next few years. Tell us about the challenges you face and what will help you transfer your creative skills to a business planning context. Then we can help you take your practice to the next level to sustain your creative living.

* 1. I am a (check all that apply):

* 2. I work (check all that apply):

* 3. How many years have you been a practising artist?

* 4. To help us group answers regionally, please tell us the first letter of your postal code:

* 5. Long term goals. (Please select the comment that best describes your personal goal.)