Social Safety Net Survey for Creative Industry Workers

Washington Filmworks and Whipsmart have heard A LOT from creative workers about how hard it is to access government assistance programs—like the challenges of having to navigate a bureaucratic system that isn't designed to support gig work. (It's a little bit like trying to put a square peg in a round hole, right?) And when creative workers do apply for assistance, it often becomes a game of “hurry up and wait” to access unemployment insurance, workers comp, healthcare and food assistance programs. The struggle is real!

Change can only happen if we tell our story and talk about the specific challenges creative workers have accessing government assistance programs. We need your stories to help identify the scope and scale of these challenges. Washington Filmworks and Whipsmart will use the information from this survey to develop and advocate for meaningful policy recommendations that will support the creative industries now and in the future.

The survey will take about 20 minutes. And if you want us to send you an overview of the results, please sign up for our newsletter here.

Question Title

  • I have read the above information.
  • I voluntarily agree to participate.
  • I am 18 years of age or older.