National Arts participation survey state and territory results available

The Australia Council has released the States and Territories results of its National Arts Participation Survey to supplement the recently released Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey.  The report highlights that

  • ACT residents attend more theatre productions;
  • NSW residents are more likely to attend multi-art form festivals;
  • Queenslanders have an increasing affinity for First Nations arts;
  • South Australians are more likely to read novels and poetry;
  • Tasmanians are more likely to listen to music;
  • One in three Victorians give time or money to the arts;  and
  • 74% of West Australians believe that the arts are an important way to get different perspectives on a topic.

The full report is available at: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/research/

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Third National Arts Participation Survey released

The report on the third National Arts Participation Survey released by the Australia Council this month that shows that 98% of Australians engage with the arts and 73% believe that the arts ‘are an important way to get a different perspective on a topic or issue’. The survey, which canvassed a range of topics including participation, education and social cohesion revealed that 75% of respondents agreed that the arts should be an important part of the education of every Australian; and 70% agreed that artists should have total freedom of expression.

On a more negative front, there appears to be less support for public funding for the arts and an increased perception that the arts tend to attract elites.

The full report is available at: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/workspace/uploads/files/connecting-australians-natio-59520692c614a.pdf

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