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When asked ‘how valuable is the role of arts and culture in your life?’, the Value Index Score is 62.
Only 23% of respondents 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, an increase of 3 index points since 2017.
When asked ‘how valuable is the contribution of arts and culture to the identity of the state?’, the Value Index Score is 71, marginally increasing year on year since 2016.
The Agreement Index Score is 75; on par with previous years.
The Ease of Access Index Score is 64, up from a low of 53 in 2012 and on par with last year’s score of 65.
78% of respondents have attended or participated in an arts and cultural activity over the past 12 months; steadily declining from a high of 82% in 2014.
Level of participation varies across the community.
Only 20% of respondents agree with the statement “all theatre, ballet and opera companies and public art galleries, etc should rely on their tickets sales alone”.
More funding wanted for the arts.
73% of respondents would be prepared to contribute more money to expand provision of and access to arts and culture.
68% of respondents rate the industry highly.
33% of respondents consider it to be easy to access Western Australian produced film and television productions.
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