Statewide Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey for Artists and Cultural Workers

This survey is designed to gather information about the financial and human impacts of the COVID-19 related pandemic and the State of California’s safety procedures on California’s practicing artists, creative workers, culture bearers, and educators. We are including in these employment categories, those who work in any capacity in non-profit arts and culture organizations as well as those in the for-profit creative and live entertainment industries.

All the available information shows that economic and organizational recovery relies in no small part on the availability of a successful vaccine and its widespread use, coupled with the use of PPE and other safety measures. Given this reality, the questions in this survey are designed to assume that some recovery of organizational activity will begin over the next year resulting in needs to be met either through funding, policies, or other assistance from governmental resources.

The need for the comprehensive data is directly connected to its usefulness for developing advocacy messages and policy recommendations that support and enable the arts, culture and creative sectors’ abilities to recover. Furthermore, it helps us craft effective, timely and factual messaging to policy makers and elected officials.

Californians for the Arts is dedicated to providing effective advocacy tools for those working in the for-profit and non-profit creative industries. This year it is especially important to hear from you about the pandemic’s impact on your ability to make a living, in full or in part, as a creative worker.

We appreciate your time and honesty in sharing your story through this survey.

You are able go back and update or add information even after you've completed the survey. The deadline for your completed survey is Friday, November 27th after which no changes can be made.