Complete the 2023 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey

Complete the 2023 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey

What is 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 2023 Arts Professionals Survey. Your participation ensures a more accurate picture of how Calgary fares as a city for those who work in the arts. And you could also win one of 10 gift cards worth $400.

The 2020 Arts Professionals Survey was fielded in the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and was an update to the 2017 and 2014 versions of the survey. The 2023 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 as well as the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

The 20-minute anonymous survey provides critical information about those working in the arts sector. Survey results will be used to help inform future arts development activities in Calgary and provide arts workers with further insights into the trends within the sector.  



We Need Your Help 

The more people who complete the survey, the more accurate it will be. Helping share the survey with your friends and colleagues in the arts will ensure the most accurate picture of the arts professional ecosystem is captured. Ways of letting people know about the survey include:

  • Emailing arts professionals (e.g., artists, arts administrators, arts educators) in your network about the survey.
  • Providing information about the survey in your October newsletter, if you have one.
  • Posting on social media about the survey, including Instagram and Facebook, or sharing Calgary Arts Development’s posts.
  • Completing it yourself!

Take the survey here.

Survey results provide much needed insight into participants’ 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 2023 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey will be available in 2024.

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 10 gift cards worth $400 to a retailer of their choice.

Survey Deadline 

The survey opens October 10, 2023 and closes at 11:59pm on October 31, 2023. 

If you have questions about the survey or the procedures, please contact the Research and Impact Team: 

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