Artists’ Personal Impacts Survey and Raffle

How Being An Artist Impacts You

I recently conducted the Artists’ Personal Impacts Survey to learn about artist’s attitudes, behaviors, and outlooks. It’s research for Thought Experiments in Agency, a new, long-term research project on artists’ agency.

The public was invited to take the survey online and in-person at the Open Studios with LMCC’s Process Space artists-in-residence on Governors Island from September 26–27. I’m a studio resident in that program from August to December.

I’m using the data to develop new works—such as drawings, data visualizations, or a ‘zine—this fall. In spring 2016, I’ll develop printed and participatory projects as a Fellow at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.


From September 16 to October 7, 2015, eligible entrants could enter a raffle for my Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) Mini Flags. All prizes have been awarded. The raffle is now closed.

I’ll hold five raffle drawings. Eight flags (#3–10, starting with #10) will be raffled off at the Open Studios on September 26–27, 2015, at 2pm and 4pm. The last two flags (#1 and 2) will be raffled off at a later date. Winning numbers will be posted here, and winners will be contacted by email. I’ll ship prizes to winners. See rules and disclaimer below for details.

Winning raffle ticket numbers:
Flag #10: 241
Flag #9: 215
Flag #8: 233
Flag #7: 108
Flag #6: 255
Flag #5: 203
Flag #4: 107
Flag #3: 228
Flag #2: 101
Flag #1: 235

Rules & Disclaimer

No purchase is necessary to win. One entry per person. Entry is available in-person September 26-27, 2015, and online prior and afterwards. Need not be present to win.

The Raffle is only open to fine artists age 18 & over who have completely filled out the survey and raffle ticket forms.

Drawings are scheduled for September 26–27, 2015, with another drawing to be determined by Christine Wong Yap (“CWY”) before January 1, 2016. Entries will be limited to those received 15 minutes prior to each drawing.

Prize winners will be notified within 30 days from raffle drawings. Prize winners must confirm their address within 10 days of email notification, or forfeit the prize. Forfeited prizes may be awarded to alternates by random drawing. Prizes will be mailed or delivered by February 2016 via a delivery method at the sole discretion of CWY. Any raffle entries with addresses requiring shipping costs of over $20 may be disqualified.

CWY is not responsible for any failed email transmissions, lost or incomplete deliveries, or replacement prizes. CWY reserves the right to disqualify entries for incompleteness, malfeasance, or dubious definitions of ‘fine artist.’ Raffle entrants shall indemnify Christine Wong Yap from any and all claims, injuries, losses, or suits arising out of or in connection with this raffle, survey, and the Mini Irrational Exuberance Flags. Raffle entry is for the Mini Irrational Exuberance Flags only. Winner is solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including where applicable sales tax) due for an awarded prize. By entering Raffle, participants agree: a) To be bound by these rules; b) that winning is contingent upon fulfilling all the requirements of these rules; c) that the decisions of CWY shall be final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

See photos of initial findings presented at the Open Studios.

Thank you to everyone who took or shared the survey!

Christine Wong Yap is a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

Thanks to Jocelyn Shu, artist and PhD student in Psychology at Columbia University.