ABOUT THE CULTURE IS KEY SURVEY
The Culture is Key survey is a crucial component of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ larger Culture is Key initiative, which is designed to illuminate the role of non-profit cultural organizations in strengthening the state’s civic health, and thus the importance of encouraging investment in the cultural sector. The crises we face as Americans require a reinvigoration of our civic life. At the Humanities Council, we believe that the work that cultural organizations already do, and are uniquely capable of doing, is necessary for this reinvigoration.
This survey aims to draw on and document the expertise of the state’s non-profit cultural organizations, including Rhode Island museums, libraries, historic sites, preservation societies, historical societies, cultural organizations, and community organizations.
The Culture is Key survey is now closed. It was open to all RI cultural organizations June 14 – July 1, 2021.
How will the survey information be treated and used?
- Your responses will be aggregated and analyzed for the Council’s publicly released Culture is Key report and possible other public-facing outputs. Direct, unattributed quotations from your responses may be used in the Culture is Key public report and other public-facing outputs.
- Your organization’s name may only be publicly released as an aggregated list of surveyed organizations. Your organization’s name will not be publicly associated with any responses you give. We ask for your organization’s name and contact information to ensure we have reached a diverse cross-section of non-profit cultural organizations, to be able to contact your organization for additional information following completion of the survey, and to share the survey results with you, once available.
- This survey is not related to the Council’s grantmaking program. Your responses to this survey will not impact your current standing (if any) in the Council’s grantmaking program or any future inquiries or applications in any way.
What is coming next?
Updates about this survey, the Culture is Key initiative, and a forthcoming report on this phase of the project will be available on the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ website and announced in the Council’s biweekly Humanities in Context e-news. We encourage you to stay in touch with this initiative by signing up for the Council’s e-news.
If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please feel free to contact the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.