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Friday, July 22, 2022

Why is the Census important?

Why is the Census important?

Why is the Dance Industry Census important?

Data plays a key role in shaping policies and practices that directly impact dance workers. 

The Dance Industry Census aims to collect information that can be utilized to ensure the full recognition and representation of dance workers and entities in New York City’s economic and cultural landscapes. Contributing your data provides a chance to make an impact: you can anonymously assert your identity, name your experiences, and tell your story alongside thousands of other dance workers. 

Data gathered will also help acknowledge the contributions made by disabled, immigrant, Black, Indigenous, and peoples of color to the sector, and in doing so, close the gap of understanding that allows inequitable access to resources and underinvestment into these communities to persist. 

As a central component in casemaking to legislators, stakeholders, and funders, data from this study will be used to influence and advocate for meaningful change in policies and practices that directly impact the dance industry and its many workers and organized entities.

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