COVID-19 Impact and Recovery in BC’s Museum, Heritage, and Cultural Sector | Organizations
A total of 58 organizations participated in the COVID-19 Impact and Recovery in BC’s Museum, Heritage, and Cultural Sector Survey between August 1, 2021 – October 15, 2021
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 Operating Budget
Question Asked: What is your organization’s current annual operating budget?
Question Asked: Region of the organization?
Negative Impacts of COVID-19
Question Asked: How did the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affect your organization? (please check all that apply)
Positive Impacts of COVID-19
Question Asked: Were there any ways that the COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted your organization?
Other responses include: Increased cleaning regime, creative solutions for programming and events, time to complete research and other backlogged projects, time to renovate.
Question Asked: Based on visitor rates to date, do you expect 2021 rates to be:
Question Asked: Was your organization’s revenue higher or lower in 2020 than in 2019?
Question Asked: Based on revenues to date, do you expect your revenue to be higher or lower in 2021 than 2020?
Question Asked: During the COVID-19 pandemic, which, if any, relief/recovery funds have you been able to access?
Other responses include: Victoria Foundation, Destination BC, Columbia Basin Trust
Question Asked: During the COVID-19 pandemic did you apply for relief/recovery funds and not receive funding? If so, which of the following:
Question Asked: If you laid off staff or reduced hours, when do you anticipate returning to full staffing capacity?
Question Asked: How long do you think it will take your organization to recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Threat of Closure
Question Asked: Is your organization under serious threat of closure/dissolution as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Question Asked: In the event of a new wave of the pandemic and delayed reopenings (eg. an additional 6-9 months delay), will your organization be under serious threat of closure/dissolution?
Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19
Question Asked: Considering your organization as a whole, how successful was it in meeting the challenges brought on by the pandemic?
Question Asked: How successful was your board in meeting the challenges brought on by the pandemic?
Question Asked: How successful was your management team in meeting the challenges brought on by the pandemic?
Question Asked: What are the most pressing issues that you feel your organization needs to prioritize over the next year?
Question Asked: If your organization was provided with a significant amount of unrestricted funds today (imagine an amount that would be significant to your organization given your operating budget), how would you use it?