On April 12, we asked readers to complete a short, two question poll designed to measure how the employment status of arts administrators and independent contractors is being impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns.
Originally, we designed the poll to happen on a rolling weekly basis but it’s looking like a better option is to maintain the same poll from week to week and allow visitors to submit an updated status at least once a week if needed.
As of today, it’s looking like the vast majority of respondents are in good shape with 76 percent indicating they are working and being paid at regular full time or part time status, 18 percent are working at reduced hours or pay, 6 percent have been furloughed and no one has indicated being laid off or having their position/contract terminated.
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.