In 2019, CDSS conducted its first survey of Affiliates in over a decade. Our goal was to develop a strong base knowledge of our Affiliate community so that we could better support our network of organizations throughout North America and beyond.
In particular, we wanted to learn:
- More about our Affiliates and the work they are doing.
- What Affiliates like about the services we provide and how we can improve.
- What value Affiliates see in traditional participatory arts and what advocacy work can be done to support our shared traditions.
In 2020, we conducted another Affiliate survey to learn even more about the work that Affiliates are doing and how we can best support them. We were thrilled that 62% of Affiliates responded – an incredible response rate! We learned much and have been using the survey findings to direct our decisions and actions.