Attendance and Engagement

Young people are more creatively engaged in the arts than other Australians

Young people (aged 15-24 years old) had higher levels of creative participation with the arts than other Australians. Almost two thirds (65 percent) creatively participated in the arts in the previous 12 months, compared to 44 percent for the rest of the population. This trend of higher participation was present across all artforms.

The Australia Council arts participation survey findings suggest that education played a role, with young students more active in creative participation than young employed persons.