What the study is:

This study explores professional musicians’ experiences with precarious employment and unpaid contracts. Dr. Connelly and her four partner organizations, Canada’s Music Incubator, Music Canada Live, the Music unit of the City of Toronto’s Film and Entertainment Industries section, and the School of Creative Arts at Humber College, hope to learn about the effects of being asked to work for free (unpaid contracts) on professional musicians. They will also use the results of this study to develop materials about which gigs musicians should seek and avoid and about strategies musicians can use to increase their employability.

Who can participate:

Professional musicians

What happens during the study:

If you choose to participate in this study, you will complete a series of up to nine surveys over the course of three years. Each survey will last between 10 and 20 minutes. You will be contacted by email when a new survey requires your attention.

Please contact us at connlab AT mcmaster DOT ca to learn more about this study or to participate.