Attendance and Engagement

Engagement with the arts online has doubled since 2009

With increasing accessibility to the internet (nine in ten Australians have access) through a variety of devices, the way people interact with the arts has been transformed.

Double the number of Australians now use the internet in some way to engage with the arts, two thirds in 2013 compared to one third in 2009.

Over half of Australians (56 percent) receptively participated online in the last 12 months by watching or downloading art. The main activities in this area were downloaded music (45 percent) and around three in ten accessed e-books (31 percent), viewed visual arts (30 percent) and watched performances (27 percent).

Almost one quarter of Australians creatively participated online by creating, sharing or selling art on the internet.