Research: Arts Council – Bums on seats

Some more good research from The Arts Council looking at participation in the Arts. It doesn’t include film as thats the realm of Screen Australia but I am assuming that the statistics would have similar results if applied to the film sector as well, and thought the research would be of value to readers of this website.

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Arts in Daily Life: Australian participation in the arts is an independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today.

It provides a comparison of shifting attitudes and behaviours by benchmarking the findings in 2013 against those from the original study in 2009.

The outcomes of this study paint a positive picture. Overall engagement with the arts is up and public attitudes to the arts are highly positive. Some of the key results tell us that:

Australians think the arts enrich our lives
Australians value Indigenous arts and there are great opportunities to grow audiences
The arts are important in the lives of Australian children
More Australians are participating in the arts
The Council has a deep commitment to ensuring there is a sound base of evidence to lead and support a national conversation about arts and culture in Australia. We hope this report provides valuable insights and enables you play an active part in this conversation.

You can download the 90 page report here


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