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When asked ‘how valuable is the role of arts and culture in your life?’, the Value Index Score is 66.
Arts and culture is seen to have a valuable role in the community with a Value Index Score of 77.
Most people believe the arts benefits the broader community, not just those who participate.
Only 21% agree that “the arts only helps those people who participate, not the broader community”.
When asked ‘how valuable is the contribution of arts and culture to your sense of community in WA?’, the Value Index Score is 73, an increase of 5 index points over the past two years.
When asked ‘how valuable is the contribution of arts and culture to the identity of the state?’, the Value Index Score is 74, up 6 index points since 2016.
The Agreement Index Score is 77; slightly higher than all previous years.
The Ease of Access Index Score is 66, steadily climbing from 53 in 2012.
82% of respondents have attended or participated in an arts and cultural activity over the past 12 months; up from 75% in 2018 and level with the previous high in 2014.
Level of participation varies across the community.
The top four reasons for participating in arts and cultural activities are an interest in the content, to have fun, to experience new things and to interact with friends and family.
Only 16% of respondents agree with the statement 'all theatre, ballet and opera companies and public art galleries, etc should rely on their tickets sales alone'. 77% of respondents would be prepared to contribute more money to expand provision
of and access to arts and culture.
74% of respondents rate the industry highly.
38% of respondents consider it to be easy to access WA produced film and television productions.
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