Arts in Daily Life
Report on Arts Participation in Victoria
In 2014 the Australia Council for the Arts released the report Arts in Daily Life: Australian Participation in the Arts. This study provided insights into arts engagement across the nation and built on 2009-10 research, More Than Bums on Seats: Australian Participation in the Arts. Creative Victoria worked with the Australia Council to draw out the Victorian data from this study and include some additional Victoria-specific questions.
- High levels of participation and positive attitudes towards the arts in Victoria generally matched the national average.
- Overall Victorian involvement in the arts is high with 80% of Victorians attending an arts events and/or participating in the arts at least once in 2013.
- There was a significant increase in creative participation from the initial study with the Victorian participation rate increasing almost 10 percentage points from 39% to 48%.
- 27% of Victorians contributed time and/or money to the arts (in line with the national average).
- 68% of Victorians accessed the arts via the internet.
- Between 62% and 69% of Victorians were satisfied with the quality, availability and accessibility of the arts in their area.
- Metropolitan residents were most likely to engage with, and have positive attitudes towards, the arts.
- Outer metropolitan residents were least likely to attend or participate in the arts, but rated availability and access to arts facilities and experiences higher than in regional Victoria.
- Regional Victorians were more likely to be actively/creatively engaged with the arts, but were less likely to rate access and availability highly.
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