• Take the “By Artists, For Artists Survey” for Massachusetts Artists of All Disciplines, Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs!

    by  • May 15, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    Please take and spread the word about the 2017 “By Artists, For Artists” Survey for Massachusetts artists of all disciplines, makers, and creative entrepreneurs!*

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    The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) and Artmorpheus, urge individuals, businesses, cities, towns, municipalities, and arts organizations to help spread the word about this survey across the Commonwealth. The project builds on the 2009 “Stand Up and Be Counted” project, the first-ever Massachusetts statewide survey of working artists of all disciplines. The 3,500 working artists who participated in the 2009 survey helped to change policies to benefit the communities of the creative sector.

    The online survey can be accessed at www.artistsunderthedome.org

    This new online survey was developed by the original Stand Up And Be Counted team of artists and policy experts, in collaboration with other artists and creative entrepreneurs, municipal and state arts and economic development agencies, and creative economy advocates. The 2017 survey was expanded to include makers and creative entrepreneurs. The aim of this project is to be far-reaching and deep.  The aggregate data collected in this study will help policy makers and funders to better understand what is needed to support a vibrant, dynamic cultural and creative economy in Massachusetts.

    This privately funded survey tool has three goals and key uses: 1) it is an online questionnaire tool that can act a survey  and collect data from of individual  artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs 2) it is an online questionnaire tool that can act as an economic impact study of  individual  artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs  on a state level, local-city/town level, and a discipline level.  3) it is an online questionnaire tool that can act as a census of individual  artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs on a state level, local-city/town level, and a discipline level.

    The survey is funded in part by grants from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and private donations. One must be a resident of Massachusetts to complete the survey.

    The online survey can be accessed at www.artistsunderthedome.org

    For general information and/or questions – please email MassArtistsSurvey@gmail.com

     Twitter: #MassArtistsSurvey  Handle: @MAartistssurvey

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    *Artist of any discipline- visual, literary, performing, craft, new media, digital, multi-disciplinary etc…

    Maker – an umbrella term for independent inventors, designers, and tinkerers. The maker movement is a convergence of traditional artisans and computer hackers. Makers tap into admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design, and personal technology such as 3D printers.

    Creative Entrepreneur – set up as a for-profit or nonprofit business to produce a creative/artistic output, with the intent of building a financially profitable enterprise or sustainable organization.

    **2017 Survey Team:

    • Liora Beer – Project Leader

    (Artist & Founder of Artmorpheus)

    • Kathleen Bitetti – Key advisor, content, outreach

    (Artist & Co-founder of Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition)

    • David Galiel  –  Survey designer, project consultant 

    (Musician, Game Developer & CEO of Elbowfish)

    • Michèle Oshima – Project coordinator 

    (Musician, Arts Administrator & Founder of Oshima Consulting)

    Kathleen, David & Liora are the original team that developed the 2009 Stand Up And Be Counted Survey & Report

    About

    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.