Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

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B.C. Arts & Culture Sector COVID-19 Impact Survey
Spring 2021 Edition 

This spring we once again invited artists, arts workers, and arts and culture organizations to help us gain a better understanding of where you are at today by completing the Spring 2021 version of the GVPTA COVID-19 B.C. Arts & Culture Impact SurveyResponses are now closed.

Watch for the spring report based on survey responses and read past reports here
About the survey

Read the FAQs below.

What is this survey? How will the data be used?

As a follow-up to our impact report released in June (details here) and December (details here) we are once again asking artists, arts workers, and arts and culture organizations to help us understand where you are at today. 

The survey will take approximately 10-15  minutes but will vary depending on how many questions you choose to answer, and how in-depth you choose to respond.

In order to have a global picture and a more detailed understanding of the impact felt by the cultural sector in British Columbia and across Canada, non-personally identifying survey results may be integrated with other datasets and/or shared with analysts and researchers with expertise in cultural participation and consumption. 

For greater clarity, data we will NOT share response fields where we ask for personally identifiable details like your name, email, and organization.

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. 

What type of questions are being asked?

For organizations, we ask questions about human resources, logistics for in-person activities, financial priorities, and other impacts facing your organization. 

For individuals, we ask about financial impact, employment, comfort in different environments, and social impacts.

We also ask everyone about financial priorities, mental health, optimism, and gaps you currently identify in supports from all levels of government.

Most of the questions are optional, so you may choose to only answer questions you're comfortable responding to. 

Who will see my survey response?

GVPTA executive director Kenji Maeda will be the primary person accessing the raw data in order to validate data and to create the aggregate report. Amanda Peters, GVPTA communications manager, has access to the raw data in case of exceptional circumstances, but has thus far for previous Impact Surveys has not required access.

Personally identifiable information such as name, email, and organization name will be removed if some of the data is requested to be combined or reviewed with other research done across Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns about how your data will be used or accessed, please email

Who will be sent the report and how can I access it?

A report will be emailed to everyone who participated in the survey, and will be shared through our newsletter, website, and social channels. 

The report will also be circulated to federal, provincial, and municipal governments, other funders, and stakeholders in the community.

What is the deadline to complete the survey?

The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, April 21

We ask that you help spread the word about the survey to BC-based artists, arts workers, and arts and culture organizations in order for us to have a strong dataset for the report.

The survey is now closed. 

Questions about the survey? Contact executive director Kenji Maeda at