Last week, I launched a poll at my orchestra management blog asking readers share their employment status in the wake of coronavirus related shutdowns. The responses were so strong, I decided to turn it into a weekly poll to track changes throughout the shutdown.
That poll only focuses on the orchestra sector and I am curious to see how shutdowns are impacting broader nonprofit arts and culture workers. To that end, I created a version of the poll for ArtsHacker in order to help provide a snapshot of employment status.
You will be able to submit one reply per week. Having said that, it will be important for each respondent to return the following week in order to confirm or update your status with a new reply. Doing so will provide an even clearer sense of how things change from week to week. The poll is designed to distinguish those working as employees from those who are working as independent contractors and providers.
If enough responses come in, we’ll begin tracking weekly and cumulative results in a public Google Sheet.
Thank you in advance to everyone for taking the time to respond. I know this is a sensitive topic and can bring feelings of frustration and sadness to the surface but the more responses we have, the more useful the information becomes. As such, I appreciate your time and your willingness to share with friends and colleagues.