Wednesday, March 03, 2010

More than bums on seats: Australian participation in the arts

The Australian Council for the Arts has released a new research report into how Australians participate in the Arts. The report found that:
"In the year leading up to the research nine in ten Australians aged 15 and older had creatively participated in the arts (by making something themselves), or receptively participated (by attending a live event, an exhibition or reading literature). Australians are more likely to take in someone else’s art than to create it themselves: nine in ten claimed to have receptively
  • participated in at least one art form
  • four in ten had creatively participated in the arts
  • only a small group (7%) were not engaged with the arts in the past 12 months."
Text from Australian Policy Online
You can access the full report from the Australian Council for the Arts website, or find out more in this video "about what art participation means in real terms, and paints a picture of Australians and the arts in 21st century":


You might also be interested in checking out the Australian Council for the Arts’ YouTube channel, ozcoarts.

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