GAP No Budget Initiative Survey
Name (feel free to not fill in or use a pseudonym)
Ethnicity (click all that apply)
What class do you fall in?
Upper Middle Class
Single + Financially Independent
Single + Financially Dependent
2 children +
Living with parents or other family members
Does your income support yourself or yourself and extended family? Please elaborate.
Describe your lineage. Are you first generation American? Several generations? Are you here on Visa? Undocumented? Etc.
2nd generation or more
Please list any mental and/or physical disabilities
If you listed any disabilities, how do these help/prevent work opportunities?
Companies/places you have worked in the past? And how much they paid?
How many hours a week do you work? If freelance, feel free to describe in more detail. And include paid work as well as unpaid artist work.
Are you a part-time or a full-time artist?
Do you have a full time or part time non creative job, to supplement income, in addition to being an artist?
If you answered yes to last question, what is your other job?
What is your primary source of income?
Do you consider creative labor to be work?
Have you ever been asked to work for free?
If yes, from whom? ( ie. friends r diff than brands)
How many times have you been compensated in exposure?
Do you have to have a day job to support your creative practice? Or do you make money off of your art? Please elaborate below.
What is a job supposed to be for you? Do you feel forced to work? Or you like what you do?
What are the biggest challenges you face as an artist? And perhaps more specifically a millennial artist.
Do you feel the industry you work in represents your values? Could it do better? Please explain.
Do you ever feel intimidated or scared to ask for compensation from big companies because it seems like they can easily replace you? Describe.
Have you ever felt taken advantage of? If so please explain.
What has been your best experience as a working artist?
Do you ever work commercially or find that it is hard to have a career as an artist without taking corporate gigs?
What is the most you have ever been paid for a commercial job?
What is the most money you have ever been given to produce a personal art project which was not tied to a corporation? (either from a grant, gallery, museum etc.)
Do you consider yourself a...
Fine Art Artist
1 and 2
Elaborate on your choice from the last question.
Do you think it is necessary to separate money and art? And therefore be satisfied with a job which is not creative?
Did you go to college?
Are you in student debt? If so, how much?
Would you be willing to strike "for exposure" companies if there was a growing coalition against it?
Would you be willing to take part in a new, independent, artist run online alliance which sources money from direct public donations (much like Bernie's thousands of $27 on average donations turning into a million dollars - from mostly young people!) to get rid of the individualistic and capitalistic mode of working which upholds the patriarchy? We need solidarity from artists as a protest and to help create an alternative to hierarchy and inequality in the workforce. (!!)
What do you want to see from other artists? That would help change the art world?
What is your favorite quote?
What media do you follow?
What would be a helpful question on this quiz that we did not mention? And answer it if you like :)
Thank you so much for your time!! :) And feel free to write any other feedback from your experience with the survey! This is a trial one so all responses are helpful!
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