When asked ‘how valuable is the role of arts and culture in your life’, the value index score is 67 out of 100.
Arts and culture have a valuable role in the community with a value index score of 78.
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 2 points over the past 12 months.
When asked ‘how valuable is the contribution of arts and culture to the identity of the state’, the value index score is 72, a decrease of 1 point over the past 12 months.
The agreement index score is 78, on par with recent years.
The ease of access index score is back to a high of 68, with marginal increases of 1 point per year over the past two years.
78% of respondents participated in an arts and cultural activity over the past 12 months, up by 4% points.
Frequent participation, where respondents attended activities at least once a month over summer, is more common in Perth’s western and inner suburbs and increases with higher levels of education and income.
Motivators vary across different groups in the population.
Only 18% of respondents agree with the statement ‘all theatre, ballet and opera companies and public art galleries, etc should rely on their tickets sales alone’.
74% of respondents rate the value of the film and television industry highly.
Only 40% of respondents consider it easy to access WA produced film and television productions, providing a rating of 4 or 5 out of 5.
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