Independent Artists COVID-19 Impact Documentation
Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort (SIASE), a coalition of local artist organizers, is gathering information on COVID-19 impact within Seattle's artistic community. Our goal is to empower artists, enhance connectivity, and promote self-determination during this pandemic crisis. To find out more, please email:
SIASE recognizes that the loss of income from COVID-19 will impact artists from communities that have been historically and systemically oppressed the most. To gather data about disparate impacts among BIPOC, trans and non-binary, and differently-abled artists, this survey includes questions that allow you to self-identify.
Please refer to this document for up-to-date resources of COVID-19 relief available to the arts community, organized by arts discipline:
Other Impact Documentation Forms Available:
For Performance/Event Venues:
For Producing Groups/Collectives:
First and Last Name
i.e actor, dancer, teaching artist, drag queen/king, photographer, etc.
Are you based in Seattle?
Yes, I live and work in Seattle
Partly, I live outside of Seattle but primarily work in Seattle
No, I live and work outside of Seattle
How Do You Self-Identify?
Please select all that apply. An opt out option is available.
Black / African American
Indigenous / First Nations
Person of Color
White / Caucasian
Differently Abled / Disabled
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Displaced / Homeless
Opt out of Response
Type "N/A" if not applicable.
Projected Base Pay Loss
Total projected base pay loss for events, classes, etc. cancelled/postponed in February, March, April, & May 2020 due to COVID-19. Base pay refers to the payment received by venues/producing groups for your services as an artist. Please type "0" if not applicable or unsure.
Projected Marketing Costs
Total projected marketing costs for events, classes, etc. cancelled/postponed in February, March, April, & May 2020 due to COVID-19. Include estimated labor equivalent for self-directed marketing. Please type "0" if not applicable or unsure.
Projected Cash Tip Loss
Total projected cash tip loss for events, classes, etc. cancelled/postponed in February, March, April, & May 2020 due to COVID-19. Please type "0" if not applicable or unsure.
Ticket Sale Revenue Loss
Total projected ticket sale revenue loss for events, classes, etc. cancelled/postponed in February, March, April, & May 2020 due to COVID-19. Please type "0" if not applicable or unsure.
This includes expenses and labor for events, classes, etc. cancelled in February, March, April, & May 2020. Some examples include: money spent on rehearsal/practice space in preparation for a now cancelled event, estimated loss of merchandise sales due to loss of vending opportunities, cancellation of studio sessions, etc. Please type "0" if unsure or not applicable.
What is the level of urgency for financial relief?
Please identify your level of need for financial relief based on current impact. If you are not in need of immediate funding relief, and are answering this form for data provision, please select "Income Stable".
Please describe your level of urgency.
Some examples: Eviction, layoffs, loss of income, etc. Please type "N/A" if not applicable.
Do you consent for SIASE to include your name in an open letter from the collective artistic community to local family foundations and major donors as a call to action to supply immediate financial relief for community-led mutual aide efforts?
Your name will be listed as supporting the effort to acquire immediate relief funding for the artistic community.
SIASE is collaborating with Seattle ACED and COVID Mutual Aid Solidarity Network to support organizing of artists and cultural workers towards a more equitable, artist-led creative ecosystem. Would you like to support and/or find out more about these efforts?
Yes, I would like to support
Yes, I would like to learn more
Please supply any additional information that was not included in your responses as well as any questions you may have and information for organizers to consider.
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