Attendance and Engagement

Australians participate in arts as much as people in other countries

Analysis suggests that Australians participate in the arts as much as people in the UK and New Zealand. Creative participation has significantly increased from 41 percent in 2009 to 48 percent in 2013.

Figure 46 - Arts participation in selected countries

Proportion of adults participating in an arts event or activity at least once over a 12 month periodAttending arts events %Creative participation %
Australia (2013)7148
England (2012)6948
New Zealand (2011)8049