Artists’ Legal Outreach Survey

Pacific Legal Education and Outreach

Deadline Extended! There’s still time to complete the artist needs assessment survey!

Due to a low response rate from some provinces and territories, we are extending the deadline of this vital survey until March 10, 2020.

We ask that you please complete the survey if you have not already done so, and also share widely with your networks via email, social media, and/or newsletters.

We’re trying to reach as many artists as possible to get a clear picture of the variety of needs across the sector. For more information please visit:

Survey in English
Enquête en Français

About the survey and project:

The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts is a joint endeavour of three organizations: Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) in Vancouver, Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) in Toronto and the Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) working in collaboration with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO –

There are presently five legal clinics providing critical capacity support to individual creators, arts organizations, their administrators, technicians and other arts professionals in performance, literary, digital/media and visual arts. They offer an online database of resources and dozens of educational opportunities annually (e.g. workshops and conferences). Responding to the urgent and varied legal questions and needs of artists, these forums foster and strengthen arts and culture networks through new collaborations and networking.

Over the next 3 months, the project team will oversee preliminary research on current resources and gaps in existing legal services for creators in Canada. This will include a needs assessment and a series of focus groups with stakeholders. The foundation and formalization of a network of legal clinics for the arts will substantially strengthen our ability to provide legal information, advice and education from Coast to Coast to Coast.  More about the project can be found at

This survey seeks information on the current perception of legal challenges from artists, arts administrators and arts organizations and if actions are being taken to address them. In particular, the survey sets out to inquire what the legal needs of the arts & culture sector are and how artists, arts administrators and arts organizations access legal information, education or advice.

If you have any questions please contact: