Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important survey. The information collected will help Kawerak identify the resources and tools needed to support artisans and crafters within the Bering Strait Region.

This survey should only take about 15-20 minutes to complete.  If you participate in this survey, you will remain anonymous. This means that your name will not be associated with any of the responses you give.

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* 1. What type(s) of arts/crafts do you create? Please check all that apply.

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* 2. How often do you work on your own art/craft?

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* 3. How do you classify your skill level as an artist?

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* 4. Do you have space at home specifically to work on your art/crafts?

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* 5. If you answered NO to question 4, do you have a workspace in your community? Check all that apply.

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* 6. Where do you normally access materials to create your art/crafts? Check all that apply.

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* 7. Do you sell any of your art/crafts as a way to supplement your monthly income?

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* 8. If you answered yes to question 7, what percentage of your arts/crafts supplements your income?

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* 9. Where do you sell most of your art/crafts? Please check all that apply.

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* 10. Do you travel outside your community in order to sell your art/crafts?

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* 11. If you answered yes to question 10, please indicate where you travel to sell your artwork:

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* 12. How much money did you spend traveling last year for the purpose of selling your art/crafts? (Travel expenses include airfare, lodging, food and incidentals, and local transportation.)

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* 13. What is the price of the LEAST EXPENSIVE item you sold in the last 12 months?

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* 14. What is the price of the MOST EXPENSIVE item you sold in the last 12 months?

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* 15. What is the AVERAGE price of each item that you sell?

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* 16. How often do you barter and/or trade your art/crafts? (Choose one)

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* 17. Have you sold your art at a lower than normal price in order to acquire cash for an emergency?

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* 18. What opportunities, if any, are available to you locally to distribute or sell your art/crafts? Please check all that apply.

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* 19. Please list the names of organizations you are aware of that provide support to artists/crafters.

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* 20. Have you had any business training (formal or informal) from the following resources or places? Please check all that apply.

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* 21. Which types of business training would you be interested in attending? Please check all that apply.

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* 22. Have you ever applied for a loan or grant to support your work as an artist/crafter?

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* 23. Are you satisfied with the opportunities available to distribute or sell your art/crafts?

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* 24. How important to your work is interaction with other artists?

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* 25. Which of the following would provide the most help to you in the CREATION of your art/crafts? Please check all that apply.

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* 26. Which of the following would be the most helpful in supporting the DISTRIBUTION OR SALE of your art? Please check all that apply.

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* 27. Have you noticed a decrease in the sale of items made of raw or fossilized walrus/mammoth/mastodon ivory in the past year?

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* 28. Are you aware that some States in the Lower 48 are banning the sale of items made of ivory, regardless of the type of ivory it is?

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* 29. If you answered yes, please explain and describe your experience selling your artwork/crafts and the impacts you have noticed regarding the decrease in sales.


Please provide the following demographic information, to better assist us in analyzing the current artist population in the Bering Strait/Norton Sound region. All responses will remain anonymous (we do not need your name or any of your confidential data, such as ID Number or Social Security Number).

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* 30. Age:

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* 31. Household Annual Income – please check the box that best represents your total household income in 2017 before taxes.

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* 32. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

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* 33. How many people total (including immediate and extended family members) live in your household?

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* 34. Which, if any, of the following assistance programs do you qualify for and receive support from?

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* 35. Which community are you currently living in?

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* 36. Are you Alaskan Native?

Please call 907-443-4366 or email bp.spec@kawerak.org if there are any questions regarding the survey. Thank you so much for your input and time. The data collected will provide guidance in developing a supportive environment for all artists and crafters in the region. A report with a summary of the data will be compiled by the end of December 2018 and will be made available on the Kawerak, Inc. website. 

To be entered into the regional door prize drawing to be held November 2, 2018, please click on the link below. This link allows us to separate your name and contact information from the electronic survey. 

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