Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)

Programs + Initiatives

B.C. Arts & Culture Impact Survey
October/November 2020 Edition 

The Oct/Nov survey intake is now closed. Please watch this page for further updates. 

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

As a follow-up to our impact report released in June (download the PDF 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 8-12  minutes 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 will 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 include 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 data is being requested?

For organizations, we are measuring financial, human resources, and other impacts based on decisions that have been made about programming, activities, and operations. 

For individuals, we ask about financial and mental health impacts, and questions that explore whether individuals will be leaving or staying in the sector.

We also ask about the government supports you have accessed or intend to access, 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. 

Will I see the report?

A report will be emailed to everyone who participated in the survey. The report will also be circulated to federal, provincial, and municipal governments, other funders, and stakeholders in the community.

Is there a deadline?

Yes! The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 13. 

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.


Questions about the survey? Contact executive director Kenji Maeda at