FAQs about the Greater Richmond Cultural Census

What is the Greater Richmond Cultural Census?

The Greater Richmond Cultural Census is a public survey that explores the types of arts and cultural activities that people like to do. For example, the survey asks if you play an instrument, if you attend concerts, what types of dancing you like to do, and what types of crafts you make.

How long does it take?

The survey takes about ten minutes to complete.

What do I get for participating?

At the end of the survey, you may enter yourself in a drawing to win a $250 cash prize. A winner will be notified by October 30, 2008.

Who is eligible to take the survey?

Any adult who lives in either of the following two regions may take the survey:

1. Richmond City
2. Henrico County
3. Chesterfield County
4. Hanover County

How can I take the survey?

The survey is available both online and in paper format. To take the survey online, go to www.culturalcensus.com. To request a paper version of the survey and a postage-paid reply envelope, email odetta_wright@yahoo.com to provide your complete mailing address.

Who is sponsoring the research?

The research is sponsored by The Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, a program of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, in partnership with the Cultural Action Plan Task Force, a coalition of stakeholders comprised of members of Richmondís cultural, local government and corporate communities.

How will the survey results be used?

The Task Force will use the results of the survey to consider how best to support arts and culture in the Greater Richmond area.

Why should I take the survey?

By taking the survey, you are helping to shape the future of cultural life in your area. It is especially important that the survey results capture the richness and diversity of cultural expression in Greater Richmond. Your answers will help to gain a fuller understanding of how all types of people bring meaning to their lives through participation in arts and cultural activities. Widespread participation in the survey is needed in order to paint a detailed picture of the cultural landscape.

Who is conducting the research?

WolfBrown, a national research and consulting firm that specializes in the arts, is coordinating the overall study for the Cultural Action Plan Task Force.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes. Your answers will be kept strictly confidential and will only be reported in aggregate. This survey is for research purposes only and does not involve sales or fundraising of any kind.



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