We’d really like your help.

We’re trying to take a snapshot of what it’s like working in the arts today for our network in order that we can figure out how to better support the sector. In particular, we’re interested in those working independantly (not core funded) as well as freelancers and those who have recently left the arts sector entirely. Pass the links on to anyone you feel suitable!

Our surveys will need at least 20-30 minutes for considered answers but they are mobile phone friendly so you can do them on the move and you can also click ‘save & continue later’ to do a bit at a time.



Artists Survey – for those who identify primarily as an artist (directly involved in creating/making/presenting artistic work)
If this is you, follow this link:

Non-Artist Survey – intended for those whose role in the sector is mainly focussed on the business side of supporting those who are making & presenting work. (note – I am NOT saying that these are uncreative roles!)
If this is you, follow this link:

​Finally, there will be some who work partially as artist and partially on the business of the art. If this is you, just pick one unless you’re feeling generous and can do both!


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE – we really appreciate it!
Come to our celebration day at Manchester Central Library on 28th March between 11am and 4pm so we can thank you in person!