Brighter Sound Artist Survey
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
We recognise what a hugely challenging time this is for artists. Your response will really help us to understand your immediate and future needs, and ensure our next phase of support for creatives is as useful and relevant as possible.
We estimate this survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing
The data we ask for in this section will help us analyse the responses you give. All of this data is anonymous, unless you express an interest in being contacted at the end of this survey.
To which gender do you most identify?
Prefer to self-describe
Prefer not to say
If you ticked 'prefer to self-describe', please specify here.
Any other Asian background
Any other Black background
East Asian British
East Asian Chinese
East Asian Japanese
East Asian Korean
South East Asian
Any other East Asian background
White & Asian
White & East Asian
White & Black British
White & Black African
White & Black Caribbean
Any other White background
Prefer not to say
Birth Date (DD/MM/YY)
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
Prefer not to say
How would you describe where you are in your music career?
The number of years listed are a guide only - please do not feel restricted by these.
Early (0-3 years)
Mid (3-8 years)
Established (8 years+)
Have you taken part in any Brighter Sound projects before? If so, which ones?
Over the last few weeks we’ve hosted some online sessions to support musicians and music professionals through this difficult time. We have covered the following topics:
- Emergency support and new funding
- Replanning your finances
- Using your intuition
- Communications, media and PR
If we were to run more of these sessions, are there any other topics you would find particularly useful?
How have you been using technology/online platforms to support your music creation and/or career over the last few months?
This might include information about specific apps or online platforms you’ve been using, what you’ve been doing (e.g. rehearsals, webinars), what has worked well, what the opportunities have been, and any challenges you’ve encountered.
Given the current situation, we’re currently exploring which areas of our programme to prioritise over the coming months. Which of the below would you be most interested in between now and the end of the year?
Please choose up to 5.
Training - Leadership in Music
Training - Cultural / Event Production
Training - Digital making / distributing online content
Live performance opportunities
Networking with other artists
Industry Insights events
If you have any additional comments about your reasons behind this answer, please write them here.
Beyond 2020 are there any specific artists or industry professionals you’d like to see Brighter Sound working with in the future?
You can be as realistic or aspirational as you like!
Are there any specific themes, concepts or artistic practices that you would be interested in exploring on a Brighter Sound creative project?
Finally, is there anything else you would like to tell us that may not have been covered in the questions above?
This might be particular concerns you have at the moment, or ways in which you think we could help you going forward.
If you would like to be kept up to date on the outcomes of this survey, leave us your email address and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.
Please let us know if you'd like to be added to our mailing list. You'll be the first to hear about our creative music projects, opportunities and events.
I'm already on it!
If you ticked yes to being added to the mailing list, please leave your email address here.
By joining our mailing list, you'll receive our monthly newsletter. Tick below to receive specific information about opportunities, training and events for:
Women and gender minorities
Children and families
Practitioners and project managers
Thank you - we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to complete this survey. We will now analyse all of the responses and feed these into our planning going forward.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing
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