Dear members,


I wanted to send a quick thank you your way for wading your way through our many emails last week about the Demographics Survey. Thanks to your participation, sharing, and encouragement, we ultimately received over 8,200 completed survey responses, including from nearly 2,000 members of Americans for the Arts. We’re processing the data now, and hope to have preliminary results (and comparative results from the original Demographics Survey from 2017) by the Annual Convention in June.


In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about our Cultural Equity work in general, or this survey in particular, I encourage you to visit You’re also welcome to reach out to me at any time.


Thank you again for your patience and participation. We can progress forward together more quickly when we know in more detail where we’re starting, and that begins with (and then goes far beyond) the basic demographics of who we are.


Keep well,





Clayton Lord

Vice President of Local Arts Advancement
Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2022

202.789.2830 fax

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