Attendance and Engagement

Community arts engagement is increasing over time

Community arts was described in the arts participation research as art that has been created as part of a community group together with a professional artist who has been paid for their involvement. In 2013, one third of Australians reported engagement with community art in the previous year, an increase from a quarter in 2009.

The number of Australians who were both creatively participating and attending community arts increased to almost one in ten, with significant growth in visual arts and craft, music.

Attendance also grew, suggesting community arts is both attracting new attendees and engaging them into creative participation. The growth in attendance occurred mainly in music with an increase to 19 percent from 16 percent in 2009.