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Art and culture continue to be of high importance to the community.
When asked ‘how valuable is the role of arts and culture in your life?’, the Value Index Score is 65.
Arts and culture is seen to have a valuable role in the community with a Value Index Score of 78.
Only 16% 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 71, on par with recent years.
When asked ‘how valuable is the contribution of arts and culture to the identity of the state?’, the Value Index Score is 72, on par with recent years.
The Agreement Index Score is 79; the highest score to date.
The Ease of Access Index Score is 66, fairly consistent with recent years.
73% of respondents participated in an arts and cultural activity over the past 12 months.
Frequent participation (that is, respondents who attended activities at least once a month over summer), is higher among those with higher levels of education and income.
The top four motivators have remained similar across the population.
Only 15% of respondents agree with the statement “all theatre, ballet and opera companies and public art galleries, etc should rely on their tickets sales alone”.
75% of respondents rate the industry highly.
Only 37% of respondents consider it to be easy to access WA produced film and television productions.
Since March 2020, COVID-19 restrictions have impacted on opportunities to attend and participate in arts and culture activities.
54% of respondents missed being able to attend or participate in arts and culture activities quite a lot
(giving a rating of 4 or 5 out of 5) due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
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