Cultural Learning workforce survey - freelancers
The Cultural Learning Alliance exists to champion a right to arts and culture for every child. To do this we need a vibrant workforce to deliver cultural learning.
If you worked as a freelancer in 2020 and ANY of your work was delivering cultural learning please fill in this survey of 13 questions about your work.
We will be running this survey again in April and July 2021 to track any changes to the workforce as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will share anonymised results with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to advocate for any support needed by the cultural learning workforce. If you are willing to fill in this form again in April and July please supply your email address at the end of the survey.
Which of the following types of organisations have you freelanced for? (Tick all that apply)
Other performing arts venue
Performing arts touring
Education setting eg schools
Which subject or artform do you teach/deliver? (Tick all that apply)
Art & Design
Where is the majority of your work located?
England – East Midlands
England – East of England
England – London
England – North East
England – North West
England – South East
England – South West
England – West Midlands
England – Yorkshire and the Humber
Thinking about March - October 2020, compared with the same period last year, which of the following best describes the impact of Covid-19 on your freelancing income (your income from freelancing work delivering cultural learning activities?) Please tick one only.
My income is substantially more
My income is slightly more
My income is about the same
My income has slightly decreased
My income has substantially decreased
Thinking about your freelance work/projects, which of the following reflects your circumstances between March - October 2020? (Please tick all that apply)
I had one or more project/contract cancelled
I had one or more project/contract postponed
I've pivoted my offer (e.g. moved in-person training online, or started offering a new service)
None of the above
Which of the following best describes your eligibility for SEISS*? (Please tick all that apply)
* Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
I have been eligible for SEISS but I decided not to claim it
I have been eligible for, and received, at least one SEISS payment
I have not been eligible for SEISS because I run a ltd company
I have not been eligible for SEISS because I started freelancing after April 2019
I have not been eligible for SEISS because I was majority employed during the eligibility period
I have not been eligible for SEISS for another reason (please tell us why)
Aside from any Government support, which of the following best describes your financial situation through Covid-19? (Please tick all that apply)
I've not needed to find alternative sources of income or rely on any support from others
I've been using my savings
I've taken a mortgage holiday
I've relied on my credit cards/overdraft
I've taken out a bank loan
I've relied on the income of those I live with
I've borrowed money from friends or family
I've received a grant or financial support from a sector support organisation or cultural organisation e.g. Museum Freelance hardship fund, NHLF, Arts Council England
Which of the following best describes your plan over the next 6 months? (Please tick all that apply)
Continue freelancing in cultural learning
Look for (or start) freelance work outside cultural learning
Look for (or start) a PAYE (employed) role in cultural learning
Look for (or start) a PAYE (employed) role outside cultural learning
Study or take time out to invest in my professional development
I don't know what I'm going to do yet
Please use this space if you'd like to anonymously share a personal statement about the impact of Covid-19 on you and/or your work. If you don't wish to, click next to continue.
If you are willing to fill in this form in April and July 2021 to help us track any changes to the cultural learning workforce over the coming year please give us your email.
Your email will not be shared outside the CLA. See our GDPR policy
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