As you all know, the world is currently being upheaved and disrupted by COVID-19, and there is perhaps no industry suffering as intensely as nightlife. With mass closures of bars, clubs and venues in major cities around the world, nightlife is experiencing layoffs and potential business closures on an unimaginable scale. Los Angeles nightlife is no different and the COVID-19 impact is being felt, and felt hard.
Immediately a huge number of people out of work—many of whom live paycheck to paycheck—and threatens to destroy the rich and vibrant independent nightlife culture in our beautiful city.
As the city starts to draft its stimulus bills for various industries, we need to make sure that the voices of those in nightlife are heard. The underground, DIY and queer scenes that LANA supports are some of the most marginalized and invisible at the best of times, and we have to communicate the needs of our community to the city.
The Los Angeles Nightlife Alliance (LANA) is gathering information on the impacts for workers, performers, contractors, and businesses from COVID-19-related business closures and event cancellations.
Please provide details for your canceled shifts, gigs, events, and other lost business income, revenue, or work opportunities so that we can share details with city-wide policy makers about the impacts of these closures.
LANA and also we at 6AM understand that sharing financial information can be sensitive and we appreciate your participation. Unless you provide contact information and consent, all information will be anonymous and aggregated. You will have the option to share your story if you like.
This survey is for workers, performers, independent contractors, and business owners in Los Angeles nightlife, including bars, live music venues, nightclubs, lounges, restaurants, and other social and cultural spaces.
This survey was created by the New York Office of Nightlife. We at LANA were inspired by the NYC Office of Nightlife’s initiative and were moved to follow in their steps. Some questions have changed slightly and a patron section has been added.
Thank you for your participation.
CLICK HERE to enter the Los Angeles Nightlife Alliance COVID-19 Impact Survey
Cover photo by @nightmovesme