Aussies Count on Creativity: Creative Australia Arts participation research

Earlier this year Creative Australia launched their latest national study into arts participation - the second we’ve collaborated with them on – investigating the changing ways Australians engage with art in their daily lives, and how we feel about art and creativity.

The report, titled “Creating Value: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey,” also explored how Australians feel about public funding for the arts and, as it covers art engagement over the course of 2022, provides insights into participation following disruptions due to the pandemic.

The research reinforced how important arts, culture and creativity are for helping us through difficult times. 

Other key findings include:

  • 97% of Australians engaged in arts and culture in some form in 2022.
  • 84% believe arts and creativity have positive impacts for individuals, communities, and the economy.
  • As in 2019, more than half of all Australians acknowledge the benefits of arts and creativity to personal wellbeing - 56% in both years.
  • 48% of Australians said that creative activities and experiences helped with their mental health or wellbeing during the pandemic.

You can find the report here “Creating Value: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey or check out the video below for the Top 10 takeaways.