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COVID-19 Impact survey

British Columbia Arts and Culture Sector

What is this survey? What will be done with the data?

We are collecting data in order to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on arts and culture organizations across the province.

Aggregate data will be shared with funders, and we may also share with other funders and arts service organizations for regional, provincial, and national reporting.

  • Your name and your organization name will not be shared.

Is this for all arts disciplines or just theatre?

This survey is for all arts disciplines, artists, arts workers, cultural organizations, and museums across B.C. Originally, we at Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance had released a survey exclusively for theatre organizations, but through feedback received from funders, colleagues in other arts disciplines, and discussions with our friends at BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and BC Museums Association, it made sense to expand the existing survey to be inclusive of all arts and culture organizations in British Columbia.

What data is being requested?

We are measuring financial and other impacts based on decisions that have been made about your programming, activities, and operations. This includes as-of-today confirmed cancellations and postponement of activities that affect your revenue or expenses.

  • If you have multiple people/departments in your organization that hold specific numbers requested in the survey (eg. box office revenue, vs venue rental revenue, vs production expenses), each person/department may submit the survey separately with their specific information.

I already filled out the survey but we have new developments. Should I submit again?

  • Yes! We encourage you to resubmit the survey as your organization makes more decisions in the coming days/weeks. The data you submit each time should be accurate based on the date you submit the survey.

Is there a deadline?

We are collecting new and updated data on an ongoing basis. We will share with funders on a regular basis, so we encourage you to submit your first set of stats as soon as possible.

Who can I direct my questions to?

Please contact GVPTA Executive Director Kenji Maeda at kenji@gvpta.ca.

--You should see an embedded form below. If you don't see it, click here for the form hosted on the survey platform.--

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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