GVPTA collected data from March 12, 2020 to June, 2020 in order to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on arts and culture organizations across the province.
This survey was designed 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 colleagues 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.
We measured financial, human resources, and other impacts based on decisions that have been made about your programming, activities, and operations. We also asked for demographic information so we can review the impact based on different segments of our community.
Aggregate data was shared with funders, researchers, and arts service organizations for regional, provincial, and national reporting and analysis.