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Australia Council Releases Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey

The Australia Council has released Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey, the third survey delivered by the Council since 2009. This year’s survey captures Australians’ attitudes and engagement with the arts, and confirms that the arts have a place in the lives of 98% of Australians.
 
Other key findings of Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey include the increasingly powerful role the arts plays in promoting social cohesion, and the importance of online and live arts experience to Australians. There has also been a significant increase in the number of Australians experiencing First Nations arts – 7 million, double the number from 2009.
 
Strong numbers also continue for arts participation by younger Australians, and more Australians now believe the arts reflect Australia’s cultural diversity and that they shape and express Australian identity.
 
Connecting Australians: The National Arts Participation Survey sits within the Australia Council’s broader research work, the full range of which is available in a new interactive web presence called Arts Nation.
 
To view the latest survey’s interactive results, click here.
For more information visit the Australia Council website here.