Audiences and cultural participation

Arts Participation Research

22 May 2014

Arts in Daily Life: Australian participation in the arts is an independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today.

Fact Sheet: Trends in reading among Australians

16 October 2013

This factsheet summarises research findings on the attitudes and behaviours of Australian readers.

Get Reading! 2010 campaign research

31 May 2011

Get Reading 2010 commissioned market research into Australians’ reading habits.

Performing arts festivals

23 November 2010

A 2002-03 Australian Bureau of Statistics survey collected information on performing arts festivals which lasted more than two consecutive days and were either multifaceted or had a primary focus in one of the performing arts genres.

Access and audience development in Australia

22 June 2010

These reports were commissioned in 2004 to assess what is currently being done, and what needs to be done, to increase access to the performing arts and museums & galleries in Australia for people with a disability.

Arts Participation Research

05 March 2010

Paints a comprehensive picture of how Australians participate in the arts today.

art at the heart: conference report

01 November 2008

Around 950 people met in Alice Springs from 3-5 October 2008 for Regional Arts Australia's sixth biennial conference, art at the heart. The central focus of the conference was artistic and cultural exchange and cross-cultural collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and cultural workers in regional and remote contexts.

Children - Attendance at cultural venues

30 July 2008

Over 70 per cent of Australian children visit a public library, museum or art gallery, or attend a performing arts event outside school hours, according to a recent survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Children - Informal arts participation

30 July 2008

About three-quarters of all Australian children read for pleasure, according to two surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Children - Arts involvement outside school

30 July 2008

About one-third of Australian school children take part in organised cultural activities outside of school hours, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2006.

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