Call for Participation: Art/ifacts

Thank you for your interest in this study and participation in developing new knowledges about the embodied experiences of arts administrators and these affects on the field.

This call for participation is currently closed. Findings will be shared as soon as I finish the dissertation document.

Art/ifacts sought are a tangible expression or representation of your embodied and lived experience as an arts administrator.
These might be images, writings, visual art, and/or multi/media such as your work ID badge or reflective, experiential poem.  Media must be original and cannot be copyrighted, unless you hold the rights.  Images may be used individually and/or juxtaposed with others, but will not be altered.

Eligibility – Arts administrators age 18+ working full time at a nonprofit arts/cultural organization in the United States of any gender, including a non-binary identity, are invited to participate.

Deadline – June 30, 2022

To Participate: Review the following Consent Form, meant to protect you, then click “Continue” at the bottom to access the online submission form.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Erin Hoppe, Co-Investigator ( or Dr. James H. Sanders, III, Principal investigator (

Consent Form

Study Title: Embodied Experiences of Nonprofit Arts Administrators: A Queer, Critical Arts-Based Inquiry
Protocol #2022E0014
Researchers: Erin J. Hoppe (Co-Investigator), MA & James, H. Sanders, III, PhD (Principle Investigator)

This is a consent form for research participation. It contains important information about this study and what to expect if you decide to participate. Your participation is voluntary.
Please consider the information carefully. Feel free to ask questions before making your decision whether or not to participate.

Purpose: You are invited to participate in a research study about the embodied experience of arts administration and how such a lived experience impacts the policy, practice, and profession of arts administration.

Procedures/Tasks: You will be asked to submit a digital file/s (or weblink) of an artifact representing your personal and embodied experience as an arts administrator in response to a sector wide call for participation to arts administrators. Artifact file/s may include images, text, or multi-media. You must hold personal intellectual ownership of the file/s submitted or must exist in open-source or open-commons licensing spaces. You may not submit materials to which copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark or license is held by another entity.

Duration: Approximately three (3) hours or less. This includes your review of the call for participation, development or collection of digital file/s, and the time it takes to review this consent for participation, and submit file/s via the online form at

You may leave the study at any time. If you decide to stop participating in the study, there will be no penalty to you, and you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Your decision will not affect your future relationship with The Ohio State University.

Risks and Benefits: There are minimal risks associated with this study. The benefits which may be reasonably expected to result from this study include a personally reflective process about your personal and career goals, engaging in a creative production of artwork, and heightened visibility of the profession of arts administration.

Confidentiality: We will work to make sure that no one sees your online responses without approval. But, because we are using the Internet, there is a chance that someone could access your online responses without permission. In some cases, this information could be used to identify you.

The Ohio State University Office of the Chief Information Officer uses an IDP Calculator to determine security of submitting the information requested and deemed it acceptable for submission through (S2-Internal). Access to information submitted here is controlled by login credentials, a two-step authentication process, and is limited solely to the Researcher.

Also, there may be circumstances where this information must be released. For example, personal information regarding your participation in this study may be disclosed if required by state law. Also, your records may be reviewed by the following groups (as applicable to the research): Office for Human Research Protections or other federal, state, or international regulatory agencies; The Ohio State University Institutional Review Board or Office of Responsible Research Practices.

Your anonymous information may be used or shared with other researchers without your additional informed consent.

Incentives: There is no financial compensation for participating in this research project.

Participant Rights: You may refuse to participate in this study without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you are a student or employee at Ohio State, your decision will not affect your grades or employment status. If you choose to participate in the study, you may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits. Discontinuation will not alter your relationship with the researchers. By agreeing to participate and signing this form, you do not give up any personal legal rights you may have as a participant in this study.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The Ohio State University reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. This study has been determined Exempt from IRB review.

Providing Consent: I have read (or someone has read to me) this page and I am aware that I am being asked to participate in a research study. I have had the opportunity to ask questions and have had them answered to my satisfaction. I voluntarily agree to participate in this study. I am not giving up any legal rights by agreeing to participate.

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Please click the button below to proceed and participate in this study. You will be required to indicate consent for use of your file/s in the dissertation and indicate use of your identity or anonymity in the submit form. If you do not wish to participate, please close your browser window.

Continue: Click here to submit your artifact