The Arizona Dance Coalition is conducting a survey to determine the ECONOMIC IMPACT of the DANCE INDUSTRY in Arizona for the year 2019. Both ‘for profit’ and ‘nonprofit’ dance businesses and freelance artists are asked to complete the survey. Businesses that predominantly make their income from dance, i.e, costume designers/manufacturers, sales reps, presenters, authors, photographers, media specialists, etc., may also complete a survey.
The results of the survey will not only provide job numbers — the focus of most economic impact studies, but will present a fair, more accurate representation of our contribution in the ‘fine arts/performing arts’ category in Arizona.
All information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and will not be shared with anyone except those involved in the statistical analysis. Only total amounts will be reported publicly by income and expense categories, business types, and occupations.
THANK YOU GIFT
After completing the survey, you will be directed to a page to select a GIFT — DANCING ENRICHES ARIZONA LIVES printed dance poster of your choice (5 choices) — as a token of our appreciation for completing the survey(s) and participating in this project.
Arizona Dance Coalition (ADC) commissioned a poster by muralist and portrait artist Alejandra Trujillo. Alejandra incorporated four dancers into our beautiful landscape inspired by images of: Indigenous Enterprise Hoop dancer, Viva Ballet Folklorico dancer Breanna Gonzalez, Flamenco dancer Yumi La Rosa, and Viva Dia de los Muertos dancer Hayley Ulrich.
ADC member Ron Brewer (Ron Brewer Images) donated four stunning images of Ricardo Santoes, Kate Loxtercamp, Alison Remmers, and Arianna Martin.
You will get to PICK ONLY ONE (one per survey). If you would like additional posters, you will have a chance to COMMENT at the end of the Order Form (link to the Order Form is at the end of the survey).
DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES
Your name will also be entered into a DRAWING to be held when the survey comes to an end (date TBD). Partners in our project have made generous prize donations valued at over $3000. You can view the donors and prizes (as of 11/22/2021) at the bottom of this post.
There are four types of surveys. Select the surveys that fit your dance business. For some, you may have to complete two surveys: self-employed & employee. The completion goes smoothly and quickly if you have your ‘expense worksheets’ on hand. If you have questions about which survey to select, email Krystyna Parafinczuk, Project Manager: gro.noitilaoCecnaDzAnull@anytsyrK.
SELF-EMPLOYED/SOLE PROPRIETOR: freelance artists (IRS Form 1099) / business with one employee (IRS Form W-2)
EMPLOYEE: dancers, public/private/charter school educators (includes colleges/universities), dance studio educators/choreographers (IRS Form W-2)
ORGANIZATION (for profit, nonprofit, teams/groups): dance companies, dance studios/schools, colleges/universities, dancewear/design businesses, and dance teams/groups (paid/nonpaid)
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS that offer dance classes: Parks & Rec, Community Centers, Adult Active Communities, Youth Organizations, and similar
The Dance Industry in Arizona lacks data, and data is key to evaluate and determine the importance and value of our industry when compared to others in the performing arts and fine arts/arts & culture — the two major reporting categories. In March of 2021, the Arizona Commission on the Arts released an article on the contribution of Arts and Culture to Arizona’s economy in 2019:
$10.87* BILLION | 2.9%* share of the total AZ economy | 89,033* employed in the arts | $5.6* billion arts worker compensation
What percentage of these numbers belongs to the Dance Industry?
WE HAVE NO IDEA.
Dance service organizations in other parts of the country have also been conducting surveys to collect data for these reasons:
- DATA is needed for fundraising (grants), decision-making, planning and growth.
- DATA is needed to ‘create a visual’ and tell stories; provide fair representation in AZ ‘arts’ reporting.
- DATA tells us how and where we spend our money and how many JOBS we have created and supported.
- DATA tells us how many students we are teaching and citizens we are serving.
- DATA tells us about who ‘we are’ and ‘how we are doing’ as well.
Be INVESTED in the RESULTS.
Be a STAKEHOLDER.
CLICK on one of the SURVEYS above and START PROVIDING DATA!
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DRAWING PRIZES valued at over $3000!
YOU can be a WINNER!
We sincerely thank these major donors who are partnering with us on this important project. Here are their prizes:
Ten vouchers for two tickets each voucher (Bronze level – each ticket is valued at $89) to Ballet Arizona’s upcoming performances. Total value $1,780.
13 vouchers (2 tickets each) to performances with a total value of $958
Ashwini Ramaswamy: LET THE CROWS COME, January 15, 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $104/voucher
DORRANCE DANCE, March 25, Friday 8 pm
4 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $98/voucher
DANCING WITH THE UNIVERSE | Native Style, May 7, Saturday, 7 pm
5 vouchers (2 tickets each) valued at $30/voucher
Finished Birch XL Travel Board valued between $445 – $585
StreetLine Travel Board XL, for more space with the same easy portability as our original travel board: the floor folds in half and comes with handles for carrying. This Sprung Birch floor has plenty of space for one dancer and comes pre-finished with our durable StreetLine Urethane. Foam blocks adhered to the underside of our resilient wood panels absorb landing forces and return energy, protecting your body and extending your career. The sound quality and resilience are top-notch. You’ll hear every nuance on this board. NOTE: This floor is not designed for hoofers, tap dancers practicing advanced steps, or Irish dancers wearing shoes with metal taps. Follow the O’Mara link to learn more.
- APOLLA Ultimate Kit valued up $120
- 4 Certificates for a pair of Apollo Socks & Mesh Bag – each valued between $34-38.
Dancing Fair has donated $200 towards a pair of tap shoes or boots! Matthew A Schroepfer C.Ped., The Fair Inc., Dancing Fair/MDM, 2260 Terminal Road, Roseville MN 55113 | 651-631-1415 | www.dancingfair.com
Large AMP TAP BOARD valued at $125. This board is a 12-lb sprung maple floor board supported by high density foam. This board also has a cut-out handle for easy portability. Standard Board Dimensions: 3’ x 4’ x 2” NOTE: Boards are bare Birchwood. Most dancers prefer it ‘as is’ for sound purposes, but you may coat it and personalize with stickers, designs/logos, mottos, etc.
Five Vouchers (2 tickets each voucher) to WHAT PROBLEM? Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Company. Valued at $200. April 2, 2022, Saturday 7 pm.
More PRIZES to come!