East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) Art Needs Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required

Are you completing this survey as an individual artist or as the representative of an organization? 

I am an individual artist
I am representing an organization
Other  
Required

This survey is only for people living in one of the five ECRAC region 7E counties. Which county do you reside in? 

Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine

Which category best describes your age? 

Younger than 18.
18 - 24
25 - 34
35 - 44
45 - 54
55 - 64
65 or older
Prefer not to answer

 What do you as an artist or an organization providing arts programming need to carry on and grow in the region?

 

350 characters left.
Required

What art trends are you observing in your community? What trends were happening before the COVID-19 pandemic?  What is happening now during the pandemic?

 

350 characters left.

Based on the needs and trends identified in the last two questions, please list any changes or additions that could be made to ECRAC's programs and services. 

 

350 characters left.

How do you usually interact with ECRAC?

Phone
Email
In person
Regular mail
Facebook
ECRAC Website
Other

Please rate the following ECRAC grants in terms of their importance. Based on feedback, we will evaluate where we are putting funding, energy, and resources. The grant can be important to you personally or important to others. Rate a grant important even if you wouldn't apply, but feel that it would be important to others in our region. 


 Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important  
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Grants for Organizations  
Arts in Our Schools Grants  
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Grants for Individuals  
ECRAC Essential Artist (Fellowship) for Artists  
ECRAC Mid-Career Artist Grant  
K-12 Student Scholarship Grant  
Essentials Support (Operating) Grant for Arts Organizations  
Small/Art Project Grant for Orgnizations  
Resiliency Grants for Individual Artists and Arts Organizations  

Please rate the following ECRAC services in terms of their importance to you. Based on feedback, we will evaluate where we are putting our funding, energy, and resources. The service can be important to you personally or important to others. Rate a service important even if you wouldn't use it, but feel that it would be important to others in our region. 

 Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important  
ECRAC Website  
Workshops  
Networking Meetings  
ECRAC Newsletter  
ECRAC Art Gallery  
IMAGE Art Show  
ECRAC Facebook Page  
The ECRAC Arts Newsletter is used to provide information about upcoming grants, features on local artists, grant workshops, and regional items of interest. Currently, the newsletter is emailed once a month to over 2,300 people, and 30% open the emails. We are rethinking how to provide this information to you. Please indicate which of the options below would be most useful to you. 

Post the information on Facebook.
Use email, but send smaller amounts of info in more frequent emails during the month.
Send the newsletter by regular mail.
Keep the newsletter the same, but change the content.
Keep the newsletter the same.
Other (please list below)
  • Comment:

  • 500 characters left.
The following questions will allow you to provide feedback on some new programs or services that ECRAC is considering. 
 

ECRAC wants to be sure that access to our grants and services is available to everyone, regardless of national origin, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender/gender identity, economic status, or political affiliation. In the next two years, we will begin work on building relationships with and reaching out to previously underrepresented groups in our region. Please select responses below so that we can evaluate how to best use our resources. 

ECRAC should develop a specific grant program for underrepresented groups/artists to do arts activities.
ECRAC should develop services specifically for underrepresented groups/artists.
ECRAC should work on building direct relationships with underrepresented groups.
ECRAC should have an advisory committee consisting of representatives from underrepresented groups/artists.
ECRAC should partner with existing providers of services to underrepresented groups.
Other  

The following question is for individual artists only. We want to continue to increase individual artists' access to resources to help them grow and flourish. Please let us know the most effective ways to provide information such as networking with other artists or performing/exhibiting opportunities.

Online listing of resources.
Arts resource fair.
Workshops.
One on one appointments with a resource specialist who can explain what's available and how to connect with resources.
Networking with other artists.

Please rank the following items regarding ECRAC's stewardship of public funds.  

 Do Not Agree Somewhat Agree Agree Strongly Agree Very Strongly Agree 
ECRAC awards grants with fairness to all applicants.
ECRAC meetings and grant reviews are open and available to the public.
ECRAC are good stewards of their public funds.
Please provide feedback on how the ECRAC office is responding to your needs. 
 

GRANT MANAGEMENT: If you have contacted our office about grants, please indicate your level of agreement to the following: 

 Do Not Agree Somewhat Agree Agree Strongly Agree Very Strongly Agree 
I felt respected and well treated.
Information provided was helpful.
Information provided was accurate.
Information provided was easy to understand.
Information was provided in a timely mannner.
I would contact the ECRAC office again.

GENERAL OFFICE SUPPORT: If you have contacted our office about general, non grant related information, please indicate your level of agreement about the following:

 Do Not Agree Somewhat Agree Agree Strongly Agree Very Strongly Agree 
I felt respected and well treated.
Information provided was helpful.
Information provided was accurate.
Information provided was easy to understand.
Information was provided in a timely mannner.
I would contact the ECRAC office again.

What suggestions do you have for improving our grants and services at this time? 

 

1000 characters left.
If you would like to be entered in our drawing to win $300 for completing this survey, please provide the following information below. We will be contacting the winner by email. 

THANK YOU for completing our survey!

By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com