September 28, 2011 - The Value or Presenting Presenters' Survey has been launched.
This one-of-a-kind, national survey is designed to draw a portrait of the Canadian presenting field and to gain fresh views and opinions of presenters. It is a central piece of The Value of Presenting study, and likely the largest survey of its kind in the history of presenting in Canada.
The survey was sent out by personal email invitation on September 28-29 by EKOS Research to 1500 presenters who have already been identified by presenting networks and stakeholders. A generic invitation will also be sent for those who aren't on the list yet.
We ask all presenters to treat this survey as the most important request of the year and to:
- Take the time (15-25 minutes) to complete it to the best of your knowledge; and to,
- Forward the generic survey invitation to any presenter (specialized, occasional, for profit, etc.) in your community who may not be a member of a network.
Together, with everyone's contribution, we can build the most comprehensive view of the sector ever and envision its future with the next 20 years in mind.
The Value of Presenting: A Study of Arts Presentation in Canada is a large-scale enquiry undertaken by CAPACOA and Canada’s presenting networks to understand and communicate the value and benefits of presenting for Canadians and to raise awareness of the role of the live arts presenter in the arts ecology, in communities, in society. Besides this survey, the study will also rely on literature review, live dialogue sessions and online consultations to define that role with the next 20 years in mind.