The National Arts Participation Survey: State and Territory Results expand on the national results presented in Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey. The state and territory results provide detailed data on arts engagement in the ACT, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Further regional breakdowns are available within New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
Engagement measures include attending arts events, exhibitions and festivals; reading; listening to music; sharing and connecting with the arts online; and creating art. The arts encompass theatre, dance, visual arts and craft, music, literature, First Nations and cross-art form work. Engagement with a person’s own cultural background through the arts is articulated for the first time, along with festival attendance and community arts and cultural development activities. The state and territory results also capture the value of the arts to residents through their attitudes, views about the impacts of the arts, and propensity to donate time or money to the arts.
The Australia Council would like to thank the following organisations for their assistance: artsACT, Arts NT, Arts Queensland, Arts South Australia, Arts Tasmania, Arts WA, Create NSW and Creative Victoria.
Click here for full results of the National Arts Participation Survey.
Scroll down or click links below to explore more findings through our eight interactive dashboards. Filter results by state/territory and region.
Impacts of the arts.
Attitudes to the arts.
Listening to music and reading.