Creating Our Future: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey is the fourth study in the landmark research series that explores Australians’ engagement with and attitudes towards the arts. The survey was conducted in late 2019, not long before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our world, lives and the cultural and creative industries. The survey results provide a benchmark of Australians’ arts engagement before the impacts of the pandemic, providing much needed information as doors reopen, audiences are rebuilt and the cultural and creative industries are re-ignited.
The 206 page report is jam packed with data and information invaluable for those who need to argue the value of the arts with the latest data. Even the Executive Summary is 36 pages long.
What Arts Mid North Coast has done in this summary paper is provided a glimpse into the range of data and materials available. You should always refer back to the full report for sources and further information.