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Arts in Daily Life

New research released today confirms that Queenslanders are highly engaged in the arts – the events we attend, how we participate, and what we think of the arts as well as the barriers preventing Queenslanders from getting involved.

Arts in Daily Life: Queenslanders and the Arts (PDF) (1.68 MB) was commissioned in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts and conducted by instinct and reason, an independent market research consultancy in late 2013.

The report follows on from the 2009 research More than Bums on Seats: Queenslanders and the arts (PDF) (1.25 MB) . Taken together, the two reports provide not only a snapshot of Queenslanders and the arts now, but also what has changed in the past three years.

So what are Queenslanders doing or thinking in relation to the arts? How has this changed since 2009? Some fast facts:

  • Queenslanders remain highly engaged in the arts – 96 per cent up from 94 per cent in 2009
  • More of us are making and creating art – 50 per cent in 2013 up from 42 per cent in 2009
  • 93 per cent agree Indigenous arts are an important part of Australia’s culture – up from 88 per cent in 2009
  • 85 per cent agree the arts make for a richer and more meaningful life – up from 77 per cent in 2009.

The new research is based on interviews with a representative statewide sample of over 1000 Queenslanders. Arts Queensland will be releasing summaries of key results over the next few months.

To read more about some of the key topics in the research see the fact sheets

Queenslanders are engaged in the arts (PDF) (159.35 KB)  

Queenslanders’ attitudes to the arts (PDF) (148.68 KB)   

Queenslanders and Indigenous arts (PDF) (147.14 KB)

Summaries about the regions are also available

Far North Queensland  (PDF) (457.44 KB)

North Queensland  (PDF) (453.84 KB)

Central Queensland (PDF) (454.56 KB)  

South East Queensland (PDF) (507.01 KB)   

South West Queensland  (PDF) (453.46 KB)

Leave a comment and tell us what you think of the research. How do you think you might use the data?