Co-commissioned by 30 national and provincial arts service organizations representing a range of artistic disciplines across Canada, the National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS) will provide important data that will inform medium- and long-term policies that will shape the Canadian cultural sector for years to come.

The NACIS was designed to capture a snapshot in time. Your contribution to this survey is invaluable to helping dozens of arts service organizations across Canada paint a clearer picture of the current state of the sector and advocate on your behalf.

All arts organizations, artists, and arts workers across Canada are encouraged to participate in the survey by Monday, November 23, 2020. The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The more responses received, the better the data will be.

Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2020

 Click here to complete the survey now 

Why Now?

The initial flurry of COVID-19 arts and culture surveys sent out in the spring gathered data that was instrumental in the design and development of government and public sector policies that helped artists, arts workers, and arts organizations weather the storm. As we approach the 10-month mark in this complex new landscape, new data is needed


About the Survey

NACIS questions revolve around the impact COVID-19 has had and will have on your work, finances, and plans. You will not be asked for any identifying information other than the first three digits of your postal code and the arts service organization(s) with which you or your organization are affiliated.

There are two paths through the NACIS: you may choose to fill it out:

  • as an individual artist or arts worker; or
  • on behalf of an organization, group, or collective.

If you’d like to represent both perspectives, you may choose to complete the survey twice.

Aggregate data will be shared with and reported on to the arts service organizations who commissioned the study. In addition, you will have the opportunity in the survey to consent to sharing your individual survey responses with any arts service organization(s) with which you or your organization are affiliated.

Individual anonymized responses may also be shared with researchers for further analysis and research. Otherwise, data will be reported in aggregate form only.


Don’t put this off — your input can make a difference: