Attendance and Engagement

Half of all Australians are creatively engaged with the arts

Almost 8 million Australians are involved in creating art.

In 2013, creative participation significantly increased to 48 percent from 41 percent in 2009. Visual arts and craft was still the most popular artform creatively engaged in and increased to 30 percent, compared to 22 percent in 2009.

Many Australians were also involved creatively in literature (16 percent) and making music (20 percent).

The arts participation survey results found that creative participation was done as a hobby by most of those involved, especially in the case of crafts, social dance, playing a musical instrument, writing songs, mixing or composing music, and writing poetry.