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Artist Survey: Public Artists

Survey questions for artists who work in or interested in working in Public Art.

Below are the questions from the CABQ Public Art Program's Artist Survey for Public Artists, that can be translated into other languages.

To translate and submit the Artist Survey via email:

  1. Go to the top right of the page and select the language under TRANSLATE OUR SITE.
  2. Click here to open an email addressed to [email protected].
  3. Copy and paste the questions into the body of the email.
  4. Answer the questions in the email and press send.

The City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Division (aka the CABQ Public Art Program) is working to develop better systems for outreach and engagement of artists living and working in the Greater Albuquerque area. We want your feedback in order to improve our communications and connections within our communities using a fair and equitable process.

The City of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program commissions artworks to be displayed throughout the city.

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.


Section One:

Tell us about your work as an artist, the opportunities and obstacles you have encountered, and what you need to succeed.

  1. Are you a public artist or interested in working as a public artist?
  • Yes
  • No

 

  1. How long have you lived in the Greater Albuquerque area?
  • Less than 5 years
  • 5 - 10 years
  • 11 - 20 years
  • 21 - 30 years
  • More than 30 years
  • My whole life

 

  1. What are your areas of focus as an artist? Please select all that apply:
  • Social / Civic Practice, including community engagement and social justice
  • Media Arts, including digital / light / projection / recorded sounds / etc.
  • Two Dimensional Art, including murals, mosaics, photography, illustration, comics, works on paper, etc.
  • Site Specific Art, including environmental, installation, experiential works
  • Sculptural Art
  • Design, including landscape, graphic design, site furnishings, integrated artworks, building parts. etc.
  • Live Performance, including theater, dance, music, etc.
  • Workshop and Teaching Artist
  • Fabrication services for other artists and designers
  • Craft Arts, including ceramics, glass, quilts, weavings, furniture, jewelry, etc.
  • Literary Arts, including poetry, novels, essays, etc.
  • Other (please indicate): _____________________________

 

  1. How do you usually hear about calls for art?
  • Art submission websites
  • Email newsletters
  • Social media
  • Word of mouth
  • Other (please specify): ________________________

 

  1. Which is your preferred method for finding calls?
  • Art submission websites
  • Email newsletters
  • Social media
  • Word of mouth
  • Other (please specify): ________________________

 

  1. Have you ever submitted for a City of Albuquerque public art call?
  • Yes
  • No

     If yes, which one? ________________________________

 

  1. Have you ever submitted for an art call outside of the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program? (Such as Bernalillo County Public Art Program, NM State Public Art call, Out of Sate, etc.)
  • Yes
  • No

     If yes, which one(s)? ________________________________

 

  1. Have you ever shown your art at a gallery, public location, etc.?
  • Yes
  • No

     If yes, where? ________________________________

 

  1. What obstacles have you encountered in your work as an artist in the Greater Albuquerque area? Please select your top three:
  • Access to project funding
  • Access to affordable healthcare
  • Access to affordable education
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Access to affordable childcare
  • Access to affordable studio space
  • Access to disability accommodations
  • Access to exhibition opportunities
  • Access to performance opportunities
  • Access to training
  • Language barrier
  • Transportation access
  • Lack of connection to an artists’ community
  • Application fee
  • Other (please indicate): _____________________________

 

  1. Would you be interested in hearing more information about a state-wide Artist Registry?
  • Yes
  • No

     If yes, please provide your name and email.
     Name: _____________________________

     Email: _____________________________

 

  1. Have you had work(s) in the CABQ Public Art Collection or elsewhere that needed conservation?
  • Yes
  • No

Section Two:

This section asks questions specifically for artists working or interested in working in the public art realm.

  1. What types of public art opportunities are of interest to you?
  • Social / Civic Practice, including community engagement and social justice
  • Media Arts, including digital / light / projection / recorded sounds / etc.
  • Two Dimensional Art, including murals, mosaics, photography, illustration, comics, works on paper, etc.
  • Residencies with organizations
  • Site Specific Art, including environmental, installation, experiential works
  • Sculptural Art
  • Design, including landscape, graphic design, site furnishings, integrated artworks, building parts. etc.
  • Live Performance, including theater, dance, music, etc.
  • Workshop and Teaching Artist
  • Fabrication services for other artists and designers
  • Craft Arts, including ceramics, glass, quilts, weavings, furniture, jewelry, etc.
  • Literary Arts, including poetry, novels, essays, etc.
  • Other (please indicate): _____________________________

 

  1. Which of the following opportunities have the greatest potential to expand your practice as a public artist? Please select no more than two:
  • A commission for a project with a community / neighborhood
  • A commission for a project with a public agency, such as the City or local non-profit organization
  • A commission for a project with a business, such as a restaurant or theater
  • An artist residency with a public agency, such as the Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture or other City Department
  • An artist residency with a community-serving organization, such as a school or library
  • Self-initiated public art projects, such as a temporary installation in a public space
  • A purchase of a finished piece
  • Being part of a state-wide Artist Registry
  • Other (please indicate): _____________________________

 

  1. For artists who have worked on four or less public art projects, including those with no prior experience in public art, which do you believe would be the most valuable resources to your ability to work in public art? Please select your top three:
  • Training opportunities about how to work in public art
  • Research and development funding opportunities, such as small grants
  • Mentoring by established public artists
  • Coaching with public art administrators
  • Assistance with the application process
  • Paid fellowship or internship with an established artist on a large scale public art project (e.g. on the job training)
  • Access to information about public art opportunities (e.g. where to find applications and opportunities)
  • Other (please specify): _____________________________

 

  1. For artists who have worked in the public realm on five or more projects, which of the following resources were most valuable to your growth as a public artist? Please select your top three:
  • Training opportunities about how to work in public art
  • Research and development funding opportunities, such as small grants
  • Mentoring by established public artists
  • Coaching with public art administrators
  • Assistance with the application process
  • Paid fellowship or internship with an established artist on a large scale public art project (e.g. on the job training)
  • Access to information about public art opportunities (e.g. where to find applications and opportunities)
  • Other (please indicate): _____________________________

 

  1. Who have you worked with on public art projects? Please include past and present projects; select all that apply:
  • City of Albuquerque
  • City of Albuquerque Public Art Program
  • Another commissioning organization (e.g. Sunport, NM Arts, Bernalillo County, etc.)
  • Private developer or property owner
  • Private gallery space or museum space
  • Working independently on self-initiated projects
  • Working on public art projects outside the Greater Albuquerque area
  • Have not worked on public art projects

 

  1. What is the largest public art commission that you have received?
  • $2,500 or less
  • $2,501 - $5,000
  • $5,001 - $10,000
  • $10,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 - $50,000
  • $50,001 - $100,000
  • $100,001 - $250,000
  • above $250,000
  • I have not received a public art commission

 

  1. What scale of public art project is best matched to your capacity at this stage in your career, and would help you increase your experience level? Please select no more than two:
  • $5,000 or less
  • $5,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 - $50,000
  • $50,001 - $100,000
  • $100,001 - $250,000
  • above $250,000

 

  1. Please indicate your top three reasons for wanting to work in public art in the Greater Albuquerque area:
  • Opportunity to work in collaboration with other people
  • Opportunity to expand my practice outside of a museum/gallery setting
  • Opportunity to gain experience in public art
  • Financial opportunity offered by public art commissions
  • Potential to reach new audiences for my artwork
  • Potential to expand my practice beyond the Albuquerque area
  • Opportunity to positively contribute to my neighborhood or community
  • Other (please indicate): _________________________

 

  1. How many public art opportunities have you applied for in the past five years?
  • 0
  • 1 – 5
  • 6 – 10
  • 11 – 20
  • 21+

 

  1. How many public art commissions have you been awarded in the past five years? (numeric answer)

 

  1. What obstacles have you encountered while working or attempting to work in public art?

 

  1. If you have not applied for public art opportunities in the past five years, what are the reasons? Please select up to three:
  • I do not see how my work can translate into public art
  • Lack of previous experience in public art
  • Application process is too complicated and/or confusing
  • Application process takes too long
  • I have opportunities to work in public art without applying
  • I didn’t think that I would get a fair opportunity
  • I don’t know where to find opportunities
  • Other (please indicate): _________________________

Section Three:

As part of our efforts to make Albuquerque more safe, inclusive, and innovative, the City is asking basic demographic questions of people we engage through surveys, public meetings, and other forums.

Please help us get a better picture of the inclusiveness of the City's community engagement efforts by answering the following questions. Your responses are integral to ensuring that we are conducting effective outreach, serving all Burqueños, and embodying the spirit of One Albuquerque.

The following questions are for internal planning purposes and aggregated comparisons to other cities of similar sizes. All personal answers are confidential. We will not release or share any information that can be tied to an individual community member. We may, however, share aggregated demographic information. For example; "66% of artists were women." None of the information you provide will be used to disqualify you from participating in any capacity or have any lasting repercussions.

  1. What is your age range?
  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 and over
  • Prefer not to answer

 

  1. Please indicate your gender identity.
  • Female
  • Male
  • Non-Binary
  • Prefer not to answer
  • Prefer to self-describe: _____________________

 

  1. What is your primary race/ethnicity with which you identify?
  • Asian
  • Black / African American
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • Prefer not to answer
  • Prefer to self-describe: _____________________

 

  1. What is the primary language spoken in your home?
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Prefer not to answer
  • Other (please specify): _____________________

 

  1. Do you have a disability?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Prefer not to answer

 

  1. Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Prefer not to answer

 

  1. Please indicate your neighborhood or municipality (if not Albuquerque) where you live.

 

  1. What is your home zip code?

 

  1. Do you own your home or rent?
  • Own
  • Rent
  • Prefer not to answer

 

  1. What is your annual income?
  • Less than $20,000
  • $20,000 - $34,999
  • $35,000 - $49,999
  • $50,000 - $74,999
  • $75,000 - $99,999
  • More than $100,000
  • Prefer not to answer

 

  1. Approximately what percent of your annual income is derived from your art practice?
  • Less than 10%
  • 11% - 25%
  • 26% - 50%
  • 51% - 75%
  • More than 75%
  • 100% of my annual income comes from my art practice

     If your primary income source is not from being an artist, what other sector(s) do you work in? For example: hospitality, science and technology, education, agriculture, etc. ______________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What is the highest level of education you have received?
  • I have completed some primary school (K – 8)
  • I have completed primary school (K – 8)
  • I have completed some high school
  • I have a high school degree or GED
  • I have completed some college or vocational school
  • I have a collegiate or vocational school degree
  • I have completed some graduate school
  • I have a graduate degree
  • Prefer not to answer

Section Four:

Let us know what types of support and resources you need that the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program can provide.

  1. Which of the following application processes have you used? Please select all that apply:
  • Physical submission
  • Emailed submission
  • Commercial online submission platform, such as Wufoo or CaFÉ
  • I have not applied for an art opportunity through an application process

 

  1. What was your preferred method of submission and why?

 

  1. How likely are you to use the following types of support in an application process?

 

Very Likely

Likely

Neutral

Unlikely

Very Unlikely

Office hours to assist with application preparation

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Attend a live information session (online or in person)

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Watch a pre-recorded information session

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Read a written application guide (PDF or print)

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Participate in peer to peer coaching

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Participate in staff to artist coaching

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Submit a video application in lieu of a written application

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  1. Do you have additional comments or suggestions about how our team can address obstacles faced by artists seeking to work in public art in the Greater Albuquerque area?

 

  1. Do you have any suggestions for how the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program can improve on artist outreach and education resources? For example: access to information about art calls, the process of putting together submission documents, assistance with portfolio and resume building, etc.

 

  1. Do you have any other comments or suggestions to share with our team as we look at how we can better support artists to work in the public realm?

 

  1. Would you like to receive the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program’s E-Newsletter which includes information about upcoming events, art opportunities, and resources?
  • I am already subscribed
  • Yes
  • No

     If yes, please provide you name and email.

     Name: ____________________________

     Email: ____________________________


Thank you for completing our survey!

The City of Albuquerque Public Art Program is working to increase outreach and engagement with the local Albuquerque arts community and provide accessible opportunities and resources to artists. Your completion of this survey helps us in collecting this valuable data in order to serve you better.