A 5 to 7 minute secure and comprehensive survey to collect demographic and workplace perception information anonymously - including race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status.
To understand the composition of your cultural workforce using self-reported data from each individual participant.
To identify how your organization or set of organizations represents the general population of your area.
To use these findings in developing ideas for decision-making and effective strategy.
Arts, culture, arts education, and creativity are major contributors to Los Angeles County residents’ quality of life, and the arts and culture sector is an important part of LA County’s local economy. This study, in its third iteration, was undertaken by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture to better understand the demographic makeup of the workforce of the arts and culture sector. This information can be a key tool to help ensure that every resident of LA County has access to all opportunities offered by the arts and culture sector.
Over the course of 2 years, we conducted a three-part study to determine the demographic make-up of arts and cultural organizations’ workforce and audiences compared to the demographics of the general population in the Greater Houston area. The third part of the study was a pilot test of our Audience Opportunity Tool, which shows arts and cultural organizations how likely households are to attend events based on where they reside. This effort was funded by Houston Endowment, a private foundation that works to advance equity of opportunity for the people of greater Houston and enhance the vibrancy of the region.
This study was undertaken by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and builds on the 2016 study on the workforce of city-funded, nonprofit cultural organizations, which found major disparities between the makeup of the cultural workforce and the city’s population and helped to shape a number of new programs and policies aimed at promoting a more diverse and inclusive cultural sector.