Friday, 23 April 2010

A poll for artists and writers....

Understanding the Creative Workforce -- A Study of Artists and Arts Practice   

Artists and the creative workforce have been hit hard by the recent government budgets [in BC]. The global economic downturn have effected the revenue streams of many artists, creative workers, and creative industry professionals and personnel.

Despite the downturn, preliminary statistics suggest that the downturn is leaving the cultural sector relatively unscathed, precisely because of the reputed flexibility of cultural/creative workers in finding other jobs. 

In order to better understand the impact of these recent trends on artists and the creative workforce we at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at SFU [Simon Fraser University] are launching a survey of those working in the creative sector.  

This survey--in partnership with Curtin University, Australia-- is part of larger international project that seeks to increase understanding of artists' careers. 

Follow the link below to the survey website for more information on how you can participate in this survey and share your story with us:  
As a way of saying thank-you, we will enter all participants into a draw to win an Apple iPod.  As well, we will make available to you a report highlighting the survey findings, upon request. 

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in this survey -- The Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities