Land Acknowledgement & Consent 

This survey was created by Natércia Napoleão and April MacDonald Killins to understand patron perspectives on equity in our local theatre industry.   

This anonymous survey is expected to take 13 minutes to complete.  The questions will ask for your preferences as a theatergoer/patron and seek insights on your experience watching theatre. What we learn from your responses will be used to inform recommendations to theatre companies and may be used in future art and advocacy activities. We will also be sharing our research findings and recommendations with Found Festival (Common Ground Arts Society). 

Please note that we will have no access to your name or any other identifying information apart from what you provide in your anonymous responses. Therefore, we will be unable to identify or accredit your responses to you, and will therefore be unable to remove them from the study after submission. Your comments will become part of an anonymized dataset, and the results will be summarized in the final report. All documentation will be kept strictly confidential. Your participation is completely voluntary. By submitting your response, you are giving consent to participate in the study, and to have your responses collected and stored through Survey Monkey. 

This research is being carried out on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Niitsitapi, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. It is also the homeland of the Metis Nation. Indigenous histories, languages, and cultures were the first to occupy this place, and we respect and support these nations as continued stewards of these lands and waters. We also recognize that colonization is an ongoing process that we participate in; We meet that recognition with a commitment to relationship repair through relationship-based practice. It is in the spirit of building right relationships aligned with our peace and friendship treaty that this project promotes equitable collaboration between peoples that is mutually beneficial. We are all treaty people.

This project is supported by Common Ground Arts Society and Found Festival.

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