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BCMA 2023 Sector Survey | Revenue and Funding Report

A total of 59 organizations participated in the 2023 BCMA Sector Survey between May 15 ‚Äď June 16, 2023. 58 organizations provided budget information.

View the BCMA Sector Survey 2021 | Revenue and Funding Report

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Respondents

Type of Organization

Question Asked: What Kind of organization are you (check all that apply):

Focus of Organization

Question Asked: Please identify the focus of your organization (check all that apply):

Annual Budget of Organization

Question Asked: What is your organization’s annual operating budget?

Region

Organization Information

Type of Organization by Annual Budget

Question Asked: What Kind of Organization are you?

Focus of Organization by Annual Budget

Question Asked: Please identify the focus of your organization (check all that apply):

Attendance

Question Asked: What is your total annual attendance (including exhibitions and programs)?

Operations

Question Asked: Are you open year-round or seasonally (i.e. only open certain months of the year)?

Small Museum Self-Identification by Annual Budget

Question Asked: Do you self-identify as a small organization? (e.g. small professional staff or volunteer-run and/or annual operating budget under $250,000)

Why do you Identify as a Small Museum, by Annual Budget

Question Asked: You have identified as a small organization.  Why? (Please check all that apply.)

Revenue and Funding

Annual Budget of Respondent Organization

Human Resources Percentage of Annual Budget

Question asked: On average, how much of your annual operating budget is allocated to wages/human resources?

Living Wage Employers

Question asked: Do you pay your staff a Living Wage for your Community?

Recent Budget Changes

Question asked: In the last year, has your operating budget increased, decreased or stayed the same?

Government Support

Question asked: On average, how much of your annual operating budget comes from government (local, provincial, federal) sources (including grants)? This includes but is not limited to funders such as BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, etc.

Non-Government Support

Question Asked: What is your most significant source of non-government support?

Admission Fees

Question Asked: On average, how much of your annual operating budget comes from admission fees?

Membership Fees

Question asked: On average, how much of your annual operating budget comes from a paid membership or friends program?

Membership Count

Note: This question was only provided to organizations that indicated they had a paid member/friends program.  Question asked: Approximately, how many paid members/friends does your organization currently have?

Funding Needs

Question Asked: What funding needs for your organization are not currently being met by existing funding and revenue sources? (check all that apply)

Resource Threats

Question Asked: What are your organization’s 3 major resource threats? (Pick 3 only)

Resource Challenges

Question Asked: What are your organization’s 3 major resource challenges? (Pick 3 only)

Financial Outlook

Question Asked: To what extent are you certain that your organization will be financially viable in 5 years?