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Today we're launching a UK wide survey for studio holders in artist-led spaces.
This survey marks the beginning of a longer term collaboration with East Street Arts. At this time it will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the labour hours and associated costs to individuals that goes into running artist-led studios, a vital part of the arts ecology.
Artist-led studios are often nimble and reactive, but entirely reliant on those who make up the collective or membership cohort to function day-to-day. While there are anecdotal explanations for why many artist-led spaces find it difficult to be sustainable or even grow, at this point we want to avoid making any assumptions.
Who can fill this out?
This survey intends to collect data from artists and arts workers who identify as part of an artist-led space. Our use of the word art and artist is not discipline specific.
If you have a studio that you do not consider to be artist-led, or if you do not currently have a studio, you can still fill in some of the questions that should appear as relevant to you, as comparative data will still be very useful for us.
The term artist-led to describe who you are and what you do means different things to different people. We are using the term artist-led studios to include those that:
- Have artists at every level of decision-making and of their governance structure. Practicing artists lead on all decision making.
- Are independent, DIY and grassroots organisations that include artists in their make-up on some level.
The survey is anonymous. At the end of the survey you will be given the option to enter a prize draw for up to £50.00 in vouchers for Village Books (a Leeds based independent bookshop) at which point you will be asked for your email address. This is on a separate link which cannot be connected to your survey answers, so the survey answers will always remain anonymous.
The survey will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or require access support to fill in the survey, please contact us or call the East Street Arts office to arrange a meeting on 0113 248 0040.
FILL IN THE SURVEY HERE