Calgary Arts Professionals Survey

Calgary Arts Professionals Survey

What’s it like to be an artist, arts professional or arts educator in Calgary? Do you want to help inform future arts development activities in Calgary? Add your voice by completing the 2017 Arts Professionals Survey. Your participation ensures a more complete and accurate picture of how Calgary fares as a city for those who work in the arts. And you could also win a $500 gift card.

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Calgary Arts Development is conducting the second Calgary Arts Professionals Survey this September. The first Calgary Arts Professionals Survey results were released in 2014 and provided a series of insights into the lives of artists, arts administrators, and arts educators. The 2017 survey again asks arts professionals about issues related to their career path, access to space and resources, health and wellness, housing, and perceptions of Calgary. Survey results will be used to help inform future arts development activities in Calgary.

The 10- to 15-minute anonymous survey provides critical information about those working in the arts. Once the survey has been completed participants can choose to enter a draw for one of two $500 gift cards for a retailer of their choice.

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We Need Your Help

The survey will be more successful the more people that complete it. Helping share the survey will ensure the most accurate picture of the arts professional ecosystem is captured. Possible ways of helping to let people know about the survey include:

  • Emailing artists you work with as well as your colleagues and peers about the survey.
  • Providing information about the survey in your September newsletter, if you have one.
  • Posting on social media about the survey, including Facebook and Twitter.

Feel free to use our Calgary Arts Professionals Survey Toolkit to help spread the word.

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Results from the survey provide a great deal of insight about the participant’s lifestyle patterns, how art is made in Calgary, and how Calgary is faring as a place to live for people who work in the arts. A full report on the 2017 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey will be available by the end of 2017.

Enter to Win

While the survey tool is completely anonymous, individuals completing the survey can opt to provide their email address at the end of the survey and will be entered to win one of two $500 gifts certificates to a retailer of their choice. The contest winner in 2014 chose a $500 gift certificate to the Chinook Centre and took care of all their holiday shopping!

Survey Deadline

The survey closes at 11:59pm on September 30, 2017.

The 2017 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey will provide updated information on how those working in the sector are faring in these economic times, and how perceptions of Calgary have changed over the past three years.

If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures please contact Greg Burbidge at 403.264.5330 or by email at

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