In the summer of 2023, interConnect will organize a series of co-learning groups made up of artists, professionals, and organizations from the broad independent visual and media arts. They will gather to share knowledge about digital projects and practices. With this project, the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) aims at fostering the growth of digital spaces created for and by independent artists, strengthening the sector overall.
The purpose of this survey is to gather insights about possible discussion areas that the interConnect co-learning groups will explore together. Since these are intended to be participant-driven learning experiences, with support from facilitators with subject expertise, we want to make sure they cover a broad range of knowledge areas while allowing flexibility for individual interests to emerge.
This survey should take you 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The call for participation in the co-learning groups will be published in March 2023. If you are interested in applying to be a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to join our mailing list upon completion of this survey. The selected candidates will be paid for their participation in the interConnect project.
Representing diversity of views
In this survey, you will be asked to provide certain personal information about your location, identity, and other demographic factors. This helps us analyze responses with the intent to recognize the diversity of the media and visual arts community across Canada.
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, are always optional. This way, you can remain anonymous if you wish and people who would prefer to be named are not forced to remain invisible.
If you require accessibility support in order to complete this survey, we can conduct the survey as an interview over the phone, or through alternate means to meet your needs. Please contact Barbora Racevičiūtė at email@example.com or via phone at 1-514-522-8240 ext. 2.
How the data will be used
The data collected in this survey will only be reviewed and analyzed by the Advising Researcher (Margaret Lam) and select team members (Benjamin J. Allard, Emily Jeffers, Samuel Thulin). The anonymized findings will be shared with the project's team members to inform the design of the learning cohorts, and may be shared in a public report.
The original survey data will be permanently deleted by June 1, 2023.
How language is used
IMAA strives to use language that is inclusive and respectful. However, we understand that language is in constant evolution and that usage may differ within and between communities. IMAA recognizes that people may identify with several different groups and have a variety of lived experiences.
While the vocabulary used in this survey strives to be reflective of that reality, we encourage you to use the free form fields to provide any additional information in your own words, as well as constructive feedback about the survey itself.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the survey, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.