Dear members of Americans for the Arts,

This morning, you may have received the email below inviting you to complete a short, anonymous, and important demographic survey from Americans for the Arts. Regardless of whether you received this morning’s email or not, I am writing to encourage you to take the time to complete the survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes.

Take a look at the information below, and please complete the survey as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please reach out to Clay Lord at

Thank you!




Dear Americans for the Arts family,

I’m writing you today to ask you to take 5-10 minutes of your time to complete an important, short, anonymous demographic questionnaire. Whether you are a member of Americans for the Arts or not, you are part of the broad arts constituency we serve, and this survey will allow us to do that better.

We at Americans for the Arts are committed to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable nation. As part of that commitment—and understanding that basic demographics are neither the beginning nor the end of any conversation about equity—we believe it is crucial to gather anonymous demographic information about ourselves and those we serve.

In that spirit, I very much hope you will complete this short and anonymous demographic questionnaire. 

This survey will only be open for 5 days—it will close at 11:59PM ET on Friday, March 22, so please complete it today!

We are seeking 100% participation from our members, consumers of our products and services, boards and advisory groups, staff members, and contractors as we attempt to see a more complete demographic portrait of our universe.

Please do your part, and, in addition to completing the survey, pass along the link to others—anyone, regardless of membership status, who has a relationship with Americans for the Arts.

Below my signature, I have included some more information about how and why we’re looking to collect this information, how we’re maintaining your anonymity and protecting your information, and what we plan to do with the information we gather.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly at We will share the results of this work in summer of 2019.

Thank you in advance for your participation!




Clay Lord
Vice President of Local Arts Advancement
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC  20005-4940
T: 202.371.2830  ext 2022


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