SJAA Arts & Culture Field Survey - Responding to COVID-19
San José Arts Advocates (SJAA) is conducting a brief survey to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting independent cultural workers, artists, and nonprofit arts & cultural organizations in San José. We recognize that the situation continues to change rapidly, and SJAA plans to use responses from this survey to inform and support advocacy efforts on behalf of the San José arts and cultural community.
Your contact information will remain CONFIDENTIAL, and your responses will be aggregated anonymously to provide a picture for decision makers of current challenges facing our arts and cultural community. Results from the survey will also be used to advocate for resources and support from funders and governmental agencies.
NOTE: We understand that many of us wear a number of "hats" within the creative community. Please feel free to submit multiple responses to the survey to provide perspective from your various roles (e.g. individual artist, nonprofit staff, business owner, etc.) There will be a link at the end to "Submit another response."
If you have any questions, please email us at
Organization or Collective
Your Title or Role
Your San José City Council District
(If applicable) See maps:
For the purposes of this survey, please select your primary discipline or field (choose one):
Arts Service Organization/School
Folk & Traditional Arts
Media Arts/Emerging Technology
Presenting/Producing Arts Organization
In addition to yourself, how many people does your arts practice or arts/cultural organization support?
More than 25
What is your most immediate financial need?
General operating support
Please explain your most immediate financial need.
Have you lost income due to COVID-19?
Please estimate any income lost due to COVID-19 (in dollars) since March 1, 2020.
Please estimate any income you project to lose due to COVID-19 over the next 3 months.
How many events, classes/workshops, or projects have you had to cancel or postpone? (Either as a presenter/producer, organization, or individual artist/cultural worker)
More than 10
How many future events do you anticipate cancelling or postponing?
More than 10
Did you pay or do you anticipate that you will compensate artists involved with cancelled events or programs?
Depends on funding
Please share any ideas for how SJAA can support you at this time through advocacy, education, or collaboration. (Get creative!)
Any additional comments or resources you'd like to share?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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